Sunday Bible Reflections

Sunday Bible Reflections

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A Foreigner’s Faith: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Most of us are the foreigners, the non-Israelites, about whom today’s First Reading prophesies. Coming to worship the God of Israel, we stand in the line of faith epitomized by the Canaanite woman in today’s Gospel. Calling to Jesus as Lord and Son of David, this foreigner shows her great ...
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Recent Reflections

Sinking Fear: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

How do we find God in the storms and struggles of our lives, in the trials we encounter in trying to do His will? God commands Elijah in today’s First Reading to stand on the mountain and await His passing by. And in the Gospel, Jesus makes the disciples set ... Read More
Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes

Food in Due Season: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In Jesus and the Church, Isaiah’s promises in today’s First Reading are fulfilled. All who are thirsty come to the living waters of Baptism (see John 4:14). The hungry delight in rich fare—given bread to eat and wine to drink at the Eucharistic table. This is the point, too, of ... Read More
Parable of the Hidden Treasure

Treasures of the Kingdom: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

What is your new life in Christ worth to you? Do you love His words more than gold and silver, as we sing in today’s Psalm? Would you, like the characters in the Gospel today, sell all that you have in order to possess the kingdom He promises to us? ... Read More
Parable of the Weeds by Domenico Fetti

Of Wheat and Weeds: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

God is always teaching His people, we hear in today’s First Reading. And what does He want us to know? That He has care for all of us, that though He is a God of justice, even those who defy and disbelieve Him may hope for His mercy if they ... Read More
Sower

The Word’s Return: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today’s readings, like last week’s, ask us to meditate on Israel’s response to God’s Word—and our own. Why do some hear the word of the kingdom, yet fail to accept it as a call to conversion and faith in Jesus? That question underlies today’s Gospel, especially. Again we see, as ... Read More
Christ Blessing the Children

A Yoke for the Childlike: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus is portrayed in today’s Gospel as a new and greater Moses. Moses, the meekest man on earth (see Numbers 12:3), was God’s friend (see Exodus 34:12, 17). Only he knew God “face to face” (see Deuteronomy 34:10). And Moses gave Israel the yoke of the Law, through which God ... Read More
The Calling of the Apostles

To Find Our Lives: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Liturgy this week continues to instruct us in the elements of discipleship. We’re told that even the most humble among us have a share in the mission Christ gives to His Church. We’re not all called to the ministry of the Apostles, or to be prophets like Elisha in ... Read More
Maddona of the Sparrow

Be Not Afraid: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Our commitment to Christ will be put to the test. We will hear whispered warnings and denunciations, as Jeremiah does in today’s First Reading. Even so-called friends will try to trap us and trip us up. For His sake we will bear insults and be made outcasts—even in our own ... Read More
The Last Supper

Word of the ‘Living Father’: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

The Eucharist is given to us as a challenge and a promise. That’s how Jesus presents it in today’s Gospel. He doesn’t make it easy for those who hear Him. They are repulsed and offended at His words. Even when they begin to quarrel, He insists on describing the eating ... Read More
Painting of the Interior of the Dome Depicting the Holy Trinity

How God Loves: Scott Hahn Reflects on Trinity Sunday

We often begin Mass with the prayer from today’s Epistle: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.” We praise the God who has revealed Himself as a Trinity, a communion of persons. Communion ... Read More
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