Sunday Bible Reflections

Sunday Bible Reflections

This Sunday

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 ...
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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
Pentecost

A Mighty Wind: Scott Hahn Reflects on Pentecost Sunday

The giving of the Spirit to the new people of God crowns the mighty acts of the Father in salvation history. The Jewish feast of Pentecost called all devout Jews to Jerusalem to celebrate their birth as God’s chosen people, in the covenant Law given to Moses at Sinai (see ... Read More
The Ascension

The Good News: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Ascension of the Lord

In today’s First Reading from the Acts of the Apostles, 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 to the Apostles over the course of forty days. Jesus’ saving ... Read More
Pentecost

Knowing God: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Seventh Sunday of Easter

Jesus has been taken up into heaven as we begin today’s First Reading. His disciples—including the Apostles and Mary—return to the upper room where He celebrated the Last Supper (see Luke 22:12). There, they devote themselves with one accord to prayer, awaiting the Spirit that He promised would come upon ... Read More
St. Paul Preaching at Athens

Alive in the Spirit: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Jesus will not leave us alone. He won’t make us children of God in Baptism only to leave us “orphans,” He assures us in today’s Gospel (see Romans 8:14–17). He asks the Father to give us His Spirit, to dwell with us and keep us united in the life He ... Read More
The Appearance behind Locked Doors

Building His House: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fifth Sunday of Easter

By His death, Resurrection and Ascension, Jesus has gone ahead to prepare a place for us in His Father’s house. His Father’s house is no longer a temple made by human hands. It is the spiritual house of the Church, built on the living stone of Christ’s body ... Read More
Jesus as Shepherd

What Are We To Do? Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourth Sunday in Easter

Easter’s empty tomb is a call to conversion. By this tomb, we should know for certain that God has made Jesus both Lord and Messiah, as Peter preaches in today’s First Reading. He is the “Lord,” the divine Son that David foresaw at God’s right hand (see Psalms 3; 110:1; ... Read More
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