Articles tagged with: parables
Reading I: Colossians 1:15-20
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 100
Gospel Reading: Luke 5:33-39
Hymn to Christ Glorified
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The Groom and the Banquet
The Pharisees and the scribes saw that Jesus was …
For this week the 21st Week of Ordinary Time Year 1, our lectio cursiva will continue with Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians. The Gospel readings from Matthew begins with Jesus’ denunciation of the scribes and Pharisees (Monday and Tuesday), the parable of the wise and faithful steward (Thursday), the parable of the ten virgins (Friday) and the parable of the talents (Saturday).
Except for the celebration of the solemnity of the Assumption which falls this year on Monday, we have a more or less continuous reading of the lectionary of Ordinary Time. During the week, we …
At this point, however, in order to avoid that men should depend solely in the preaching of the gospel and believe that faith is enough for salvation, the Lord adds another parable that is horrific. Which parable? The parable of the net.
And the Church — the new Israel — realizes that in her sins and failings she is worse than the old Israel because of the better Covenant and Mediator that she has. But she also knows that she can approach the altar of mercy with confidence because of her High Priest.
The spirit of the responsorial psalm is carried over to the Gospel reading. While still on pilgrimage, the Church — the seed and initial historical realization of the Kingdom — will be a mixture of saints and sinners. Only on the Day of Judgment will the Church become truly holy, devoid of the darnel in her midst. The zizzania ("the bearded darnel")