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Today’s Readings – Tuesday of week 29 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on Eph 2:12-22

A lovely passage today in which Paul shows how Christ brought together the two groups - Jews and Gentiles - and made them one people, reconciling them with God and with each other. After speaking of the salvation that has come as a total gift to both Jews and Gentiles, Paul now moves on to the mutual relationship that now exists between the two groups. Former enemies have become brothers and sisters in Christ and now form one seamless community. He is speaking here especially to the Gentile Christians.

Today’s passage is summarised by the New American Bible:

The Gentiles lacked Israel’s messianic expectations, lacked the various covenants God made with Israel, lacked hope of salvation and knowledge of the true God (11-12);

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Yesterday’s Readings – Monday of week 29 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on Eph 2:1-10

We now enter the second chapter of the Letter in which Paul speaks of how the Gentiles together with the Jews have been called to share together the gift of God’s love, showered on them with total generosity and not because of any merit on … Continue


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