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Today’s Readings – Tuesday of Week 8 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on 1 Peter 1:10-16

Peter continues to speak of the “salvation” which the Christians are confident of experiencing. We now are the possessors of the grace which the prophets of the Old Testament looked for.  They spoke in advance of the very blessings which the Christians are now experiencing, without knowing or experiencing them personally. But, even at that time, they were already filled with the Spirit of Christ when they spoke of the sufferings of Christ to be followed by glory. There is a seamless unity between the Old and New Testaments as one flows into the other, as one prepares for the other.

At the same time, the way of Jesus is one which the Christians themselves will follow. Those who are united to Christ will also, after suffering, enter into glo … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Monday of Week 8 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on 1 Peter 1:3-9

Today we begin readings from the First Letter of Peter. According to the St Joseph’s Weekday Missal:

"This letter was most likely written...about 64 AD and sets forth the nature of the Christian life begun in baptism as an experience of regeneration. … Continue


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