Sunday Bible Reflections

Sunday Bible Reflections

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Prudent Stewards: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The steward in today’s Gospel confronts the reality that he can’t go on living the way he has been. He is under judgment. He must give account for what he has done. The exploiters of the poor in today’s First Reading are also about to be pulled down, to be ...
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Seeking the Lost: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The episode in today’s First Reading has been called “Israel’s original sin.” Freed from bondage, born as a people of God in the covenant at Sinai, Israel turned aside from His ways and fell to worshipping a golden calf. Moses implores God’s mercy, just as Jesus will later intercede for ... Read More

Counting the Cost: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Like a king making ready for battle or a contractor about to build a tower, we have to count the cost as we set out to follow Jesus. Our Lord today is telling us up front the sacrifice it will take. His words aren’t addressed to His chosen few, the ... Read More

To Go up Higher: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

We come to the wedding banquet of heaven by way of humility and charity. This is the fatherly instruction we hear in today’s First Reading, and the message of today’s Gospel. Jesus is not talking simply about good table manners. He is revealing the way of the kingdom, in which ... Read More

Gateway to Life: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus doesn’t answer the question put to Him in this Sunday’s Gospel. It profits us nothing to speculate on how many will be saved. What we need to know is what He tells us today—how to enter into salvation and how urgent it is to strive now, before the Master ... Read More

Consuming Fire: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Our God is a consuming fire, the Scriptures tell us (see Hebrews 12:29; Deuteronomy 4:24). And in this week’s Gospel, Jesus uses the image of fire to describe the demands of discipleship. The fire He has come to cast on the earth is the fire that He wants to blaze ... Read More

Faith of Our Fathers: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

We are born of the faith of our fathers, descending from a great cloud of witnesses whose faith is attested to on every page of Scripture (see Hebrews 12:1). We have been made His people, chosen for His own inheritance, as we sing in this Sunday’s Psalm. The Liturgy this ... Read More

The Fool’s Vanity: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Trust in God—as the Rock of our salvation, as the Lord who made us His chosen people, as our shepherd and guide. This should be the mark of our following of Jesus. Like the Israelites we recall in this week’s Psalm, we have made an exodus, passing through the waters ... Read More

Asked and Answered: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Though we be “but dust and ashes,” we can presume to draw near and speak boldly to our Lord, as Abraham dares in this week’s First Reading. But even Abraham—the friend of God (see Isaiah 41:8), our father in the faith (see Romans 4:12)—did not know the intimacy that we ... Read More

Waiting on the Lord: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

God wants to dwell with each of us personally, intimately—as the mysterious guests once visited Abraham’s tent, as Jesus once entered the home of Mary and Martha. By his hospitality in this week’s First Reading, Abraham shows us how we are to welcome the Lord into our lives. His selfless ... Read More

What We Must Do: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

We are to love God and our neighbor with all the strength of our being, as the scholar of the Law answers Jesus in this week’s Gospel. This command is nothing remote or mysterious—it’s already written in our hearts, in the book of Sacred Scripture. “You have only to carry ... Read More
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