Sunday Bible Reflections

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On the Vine: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fifth Sunday of Easter

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 tree, ...
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The Shepherd’s Voice: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Jesus, in today’s Gospel, says that He is the good shepherd the prophets had promised to Israel. He is the shepherd-prince, the new David—who frees people from bondage to sin and gathers them into one flock, the Church, under a new covenant, made in His blood (see Ezekiel 34:10–13, 23–31) ... Read More

Understanding the Scriptures: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Third Sunday of Easter

Jesus in today's Gospel teaches His apostles how to interpret the Scriptures. He tells them that all the Scriptures of what we now call the Old Testament refer to Him. He says that all the promises found in the Old Testament have been fulfilled in His passion, death, and resurrection ... Read More

The Day the Lord Made: Scott Hahn Reflects on Divine Mercy Sunday

Three times in today's Psalm we cry out a victory shout: "His mercy endures forever." Truly we've known the everlasting love of God, who has come to us as our Savior. By the blood and water that flowed from Jesus' pierced side (see John 19:34), we've been made God's children, ... Read More

New Morning: Scott Hahn Reflects on Easter Sunday

The tomb was empty. In the early morning darkness of that first Easter, there was only confusion for Mary Magdalene and the other disciples. But as the daylight spread, they saw the dawning of a new creation ... Read More

Darkness at Noon: Scott Hahn Reflects on Passion Sunday

Crowned with thorns, our Lord is lifted up on the Cross, where He dies as “King of the Jews.” Notice how many times He is called “king” in today’s Gospel—mostly in scorn and mockery. As we hear the long accounts of His Passion, at every turn we must remind ourselves—He ... Read More

The “Hour” Comes: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fifth Sunday of Lent

Our readings today are filled with anticipation. The days are coming, Jeremiah prophesies in today’s First Reading. The hour has come, Jesus says in the Gospel. The new covenant that God promised to Jeremiah is made in the “hour” of Jesus—in His Death, Resurrection, and Ascension to the Father’s right ... Read More

Living in the Light: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourth Sunday of Lent

The Sunday readings in Lent have been showing us the high points of salvation history—God’s covenant with creation in the time of Noah; His promises to Abraham; the law He gave to Israel at Sinai. In today’s First Reading, we hear of the destruction of the kingdom established by God’s ... Read More

Spiritual Sacrifice: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Third Sunday of Lent

Jesus does not come to destroy the temple, but to fulfill it (see Matthew 5:17)—to reveal its true purpose in God’s saving plan. He is the Lord the prophets said would come—to purify the temple, banish the merchants, and make it a house of prayer for all peoples (see Zechariah ... Read More

Bonds Loosed: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Second Sunday of Lent

The Lenten season continues with another story of testing. Last Sunday, we heard the trial of Jesus in the desert. In this week’s First Reading, we hear of how Abraham was put to the test. The Church has always read this story as a sign of God’s love for the ... Read More

The New Creation: Scott Hahn Reflects on the First Sunday of Lent

Lent bids us to return to the innocence of baptism. As Noah and his family were saved through the waters of the deluge, we were saved through the waters of baptism, Peter reminds us in today’s Epistle. And God’s covenant with Noah in today’s First Reading marked the start of ... Read More
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