Category: Lectionary

Lay down your shame; pick up your palms

That’s the sense in which this arrival is, for all the menacing irony we may read into the hosannas of the fickle crowd, a victorious entry. He enters into the very depths of humanity like one taking a throne. Setting aside his comfort, safety, and eventually his life, emptying himself, he has chosen to be the king who stays with his people, no matter what they do. This is God’s glory already revealed. 

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Lectionary: Hard Truths

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Lv 19:1-2, 17-18Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-131 Cor 3:16-23Mt 5: 38-48 We continue to make our way through Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount, what biblical scholar Raymond Brown described as...

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Who Will We Be?

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sirach 15:15-20 Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34 1 Cor 2: 6-10 Matthew 5: 17- 37 Our readings today face us with a timely call to welcome the law of God as a life-giving gift, as the site where we...

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