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Today’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, which really count. We live in a highly materialistic world where a very large number of people seem to believe that material wealth is the solution to every problem. There is nothing that money cannot buy, no problem it cannot solve. This belief prevails even though every day it is shown to be false.

Jesus urges us to put our trust and our security in something less perishable, something more lasting. To ‘store up treasure in heaven’ is not just to pile up a whole lot of ‘good works’ whi … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Thursday of week 11 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on 2 Cor 11:1-11ELEVENTH WEEK OF THE YEAR - First Reading I

In our last three readings from 2 Corinthians we enter a final section of the Letter where Paul vigorously defends his credentials against people who have been criticising him. There is a unity in th … Continue


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