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Understanding the things of the Spirit (1 Cor. 2:10b-16)
Tuesday, 31 Aug, 2010 – 8:00 | No Comment
Understanding the things of the Spirit (1 Cor. 2:10b-16)

Today’s Readings

Reading I: 1 Corinthians 2:10b-16
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 145
Gospel Reading: Luke 4:31-37

Paul has been accused of being “weak” in discourse and for this reason has himself contributed to the divisions in the Corinthian community. In …

Using the NAB for Studying 1 Cor. 2:1-5
Monday, 30 Aug, 2010 – 6:25 | One Comment
Using the NAB for Studying 1 Cor. 2:1-5

The following article illustrates how the help apparatus of the New American Bible helps in understanding 1 Corinthians 2:1-5. The reader will however have to invest some time to reading the text with the use …

In the Power of the Spirit (1 Cor. 2:1-5)
Monday, 30 Aug, 2010 – 3:28 | No Comment
In the Power of the Spirit (1 Cor. 2:1-5)

Today’s Readings

First Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 119
Gospel Reading: Luke 4:16-30

Lectio Cursiva
Today we begin reading the Gospel of Luke for the daily lectio cursiva with the episode of Jesus’ rejection at Nazareth. After his …

Divorce Is Not God’s Will
Friday, 13 Aug, 2010 – 11:10 | One Comment
Divorce Is Not God’s Will

Reading I: Ezekiel 16:1-15,63 or Ezekiel 16:59-63
Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 12:2-3,4bcd, 5-6
Gospel Reading: Matthew 19:3-12

The question about divorce is relevant. People tend to have vague notions about marriage, love, commitment and family, that …

Unless You Forgive from the Heart
Thursday, 12 Aug, 2010 – 3:10 | No Comment
Unless You Forgive from the Heart

Reading I:  Ezekiel 12:1-12
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 78
Gospel Reading: Matthew 18:21-19:1

The question of Peter (Matthew 18:21-19:1) regarding forgiveness continues the one from the previous section about the brother who offends (Matthew 18:15-20). The …

Taxes and Fishes
Monday, 9 Aug, 2010 – 17:35 | 2 Comments
Taxes and Fishes

Readings:

Reading 1:  Ezekiel 1:2-5.24-28c
Resp. Ps.:  Psalm 148:1-2.11-12,13,14
Gospel   :  Matthew 17:22-27

 

The exchange between Peter and Jesus may probably have come from a moment in history when the Matthaean community was beginning to …