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Today’s Readings – Thursday of week 19 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on Ezek 12:1-2

The mime of the emigrant

Ezekiel is instructed by God to go through an elaborate mime as a message to his people to warn them of the coming deportation of the people of Jerusalem into exile in Babylon.

The people are described by God as rebels, as people who have eyes but do not see, have ears but do not hear, because they do not want to. Jesus will use similar terms in speaking of the people who refused to listen to him. He will quote from Isaiah, who received these instructions from Yahweh when he was being called as a prophet:

Go and say this to the people:

Listen carefully but you will not understand!

Look intently, but you shall know nothing!

You are to make the heart of this people sluggish,

to dull thei … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Commentary on Revelation 11:19a;12:1-6a;10ab; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26; Luke 1:39-56

1. Today’s feast celebrates the special place that Mary has in the life of the Church. This place is first of all defined by her being chosen to be the mother of Jesus, his only human p … Continue

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