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Today’s Readings – Sunday of week 3 of Ordinary Time

Commentary on Jonah 3:1-5,10; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20

LAST SUNDAY we saw the call of two disciples and we considered the nature of God’s call and how he calls each one of us. In today’s Mass we again look at Jesus calling disciples and see how they responded to that call.

Today’s Gospel is in two parts:

a. the call and the challenge

b. responses to the call

The setting of today’s gospel is immediately after Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan, when he received the endorsement of his Father and was filled with the Spirit of God. John the Baptist has been recently arrested, literally “handed over". As Jesus himself will be and his followers after him. We are reminded of this in the … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Saturday of week 2 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on 2 Sam 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27

Today we begin reading the Second Book of Samuel, which takes up immediately where the previous book finished. Originally, there was only one book.As it opens, in a passage full of deep emotion, we again see the extraordinary … Continue

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