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

Commentary on Rom 5:12, 15, 17-19, 20-21

We move on today to a different theme in this letter: the role of Jesus in our salvation from sin. A contrast is made between Adam, our “first parent” and Christ. Adam brought sin and death into the world; Christ brought righteousness and life. These two persons also sum up the message of the Letter up to this point. Adam stands for man’s condemnation and Christ for the ‘justification’ of the believer. “It was through one man that sin came into the world, and through sin death, and thus death has spread through the whole human race because everyone has sinned.” That man, of course, is Adam. Paul is referring, obviously, to the creation story in Genesis where the Man and the Woman, clearly dis … Continue

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

Commentary on Rom 5:12, 15, 17-19, 20-21

We move on today to a different theme in this letter: the role of Jesus in our salvation from sin. A contrast is made between Adam, our “first parent” and Christ. Adam brought sin and death into the world; Christ brou … Continue


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