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Today’s Readings – Saturday of week 11 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on 2 Cor 12:1-10


We come to the final reading from this letter as Paul continues to defend his credentials as an apostle of Christ to the Corinthians.

"I must boast,” he says. Not because it does any good in itself but because he sees it as the only effective way to counter the claims of his opponents.

He has spoken about the terrible sufferings and hardships he has been through and now he speaks of tremendous mystical experiences which brought him to unutterable heights of intimacy with God. Like most mystical experiences, he tells us that they cannot be adequately explained in human words.

Speaking of himself in the third person, he speaks of someone who, fourteen years previously, had been caugh … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Friday of week 11 of Ordinary Time - Gospel

Commentary on Matthew 6:19-23

This short passage contains two related teachings.

The first may seen as a commentary on the petition in the Lord’s Prayer, ‘Give us this day our daily bread’. It is a teaching about the things which are really valuable, wh … Continue

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