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Today’s Readings – Monday of week 30 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on Rom 8:12-17
Paul continues his comparison between being “in the flesh” and being “in Christ”.
He focuses today especially on baptised Christians, to whom his letter is mainly addressed.
Paul begins by repeating what he has already said about the difference between living in the “flesh” and living in the Spirit. Now that we are in Christ, there is no obligation to be ruled by our lower human nature, our sensual selves. To live that way leads to self-destruction. On the other hand, if, by the power of the Spirit of God working in us, we can overcome the habits which originate from the body, then we will truly live. By the power of the Spirit, we can nullify the pull of our lower nature and experience life in its fullness – physical, moral, soci … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Sunday of Week 30 in Ordinary time

Commentary on Jeremiah 31:7-9, Hebrews 5:1-6, Mark 10:46-52

THIS IS MUCH MORE than a simple miracle story in today’s Gospel reading.

First of all, it is seen as the fulfilling of the joyful prophecy of Jeremiah which forms our First Reading. This is a prophecy o … Continue

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