Recent Sunday Bible Reflections Posts


Son of Mary: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on June 29, 2015

Readings:

Ezekiel 2:2-5
Psalm 123:1-4
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
Mark 6:1-6

 

As we've walked with the apostles in the Gospels in recent weeks, we've witnessed Jesus command the wind and sea, and order a little girl to arise from the dead. But He seems to meet His match in His hometown of Nazareth. Today's Gospel is blunt: "He was not able to perform any mighty deed there."

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Arise!: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on June 22, 2015

Readings:

Wisdom 1:13-15, 2:23-24

Psalm 30:2, 4-6, 11-13

2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15

Mark 5:21-24, 35-43

 

God, who formed us in His imperishable image, did not intend for us to die, we hear in today's First Reading. Death entered the world through the devil's envy and Adam and Eve's sin; as a result, we are all bound to die.

But in the moving...

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In the Storm: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on June 15, 2015

Readings:

Job 38:1, 8-11
Psalm 107:23-26, 28-31
2 Corinthians 5:14-17
Mark 4:35-41

"Do you not yet have faith?" Our Lord's question in today's Gospel frames the Sunday liturgies for the remainder of the year, which the Church calls "Ordinary Time."

In the weeks ahead, the Church's liturgy will have us journeying with Jesus and His disciples, reliving their experience of His words and deeds, coming to know and believe...

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Tree of Righteousness: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on June 08, 2015
Readings:

Ezekiel 17:22-24
Psalm 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16
2 Corinthians 5:6-10
Mark 4:26-34

Through the oracles of the Prophet Ezekiel, God gave his people reason to hope. It would have been a cryptic message to his hearers, long centuries before the Lord’s coming. Ezekiel glimpsed a day when the Lord God would place a tree on a mountain in Israel, a tree that would “put forth...

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Blood of the Covenant: Scott Hahn Reflects on Corpus Christi

Posted on June 01, 2015

Readings:

Exodus 24:3-8
Psalm 116:12-13, 15-18
Hebrews 9:11-15
Mark 14:12-16, 22-26

All of today's readings are set in the context of the Passover. The First Reading recalls the old covenant celebrated at Sinai following the first Passover and the exodus.

In sprinkling the blood of the covenant on the Israelites, Moses was symbolizing God's desire in this covenant to make them His family, His "blood" relations.

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Family of Love: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity

Posted on May 26, 2015

Readings:
Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40
Psalm 33:4- 6, 9, 18-20, 22
Romans 8:14-17
Matthew 28:16-20

Last Sunday, we celebrated the sending of the Spirit, which sealed God’s new covenant and made a new creation.

In this new creation, we live in the family of God, who has revealed himself as a Trinity of love. We share in His divine nature through His body and blood (see 2...

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The Kingdom Remains: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Seventh Sunday of Easter

Posted on May 17, 2015
Readings:

Acts 1:15-17, 20-26
Psalms 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20
1 John 4:11-16
John 17:11-19

Today’s First Reading begins by giving us a time-frame—the events take place during the days between Christ’s ascension and Pentecost. We’re at the same point in our liturgical year. On Thursday we celebrated His being taken up in glory, and next Sunday we will celebrate His sending of the...

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May 14th 2015 - Ascension of the Lord

Posted on May 14, 2015
Hearing the Call

Acts 1:1-11 
Psalm 47:2-3, 6-9
Eph 1:17-23   
Mark 16:15-20

In today’s first reading, St. Luke gives the surprising news that there is more of the story to be told. The story did not end with the empty tomb, or with Jesus’ appearances over the course of forty days. Jesus’ saving work will have a liturgical consummation. He is the great high priest,...

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May 10th 2015 - Sixth Sunday of Easter

Posted on May 10, 2015
Begotten By Love

Readings:
Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48
Psalm 98:1-4
1 John 4:7-10
John 15:9-17

God is love, and He revealed that love in sending His only Son to be a sacrificial offering for our sins.

In these words from today’s Epistle, we should hear an echo of the story of Abraham’s offering of Isaac at the dawn of salvation history. Because Abraham obeyed...

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May 3rd 2015 - Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted on May 06, 2015
On the Vine

Readings:
Acts 9:26-31
Psalm 22:26-28, 30-32 
1 John 3:18-24
John 15:1-8

In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that He is the true vine that God intended Israel to be—the source of divine life and wisdom for the nations (see Sirach 24:17-24).

In baptism, each of us was joined to Him by the Holy Spirit. As a branch grows from a...

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