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Today’s Readings – Saturday of week 24 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on 1 Cor 15:35-37, 42-49

Paul has been affirming the centrality of rising from the dead as part of our Christian faith. But then he puts the question: “But someone may say, ‘How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come back?’” It is a question any Christian - or non-Christian for that matter - could very well ask today.

In today’s final reading from the First Letter to the Corinthians, Paul tries to explain, by the use of images, what the resurrection of the body means.

Paul at first says this is really a silly question in the sense that it cannot be a question of a corpse suddenly coming back to life and somehow being transported into a heavenly world. (Any more than the resurrection of Christ is to be unders … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Saint Matthew

St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist (Feast)

Matthew, who is called Levi by Mark and Luke, was a tax collector, a Jew working for the Roman colonising power. It is not surprising that Jews who did this work – especially as the Romans did not collect tax from their ow … Continue

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