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Today’s Readings – Wednesday of week 2 of Lent - First Reading

Commentary on Jer 18:18-20

Today’s readings continue in a slightly different from that of yesterday: the need for service without reward. Doing the right things in the right way because they are right and not for glory, honour, praise or reward.

There are plots against the prophet Jeremiah. People find his teaching uncomfortable; they want to get rid of him. He is seen as a trouble-maker.

In the eyes of his critics, getting rid of him really won’t make much difference. The work of the priests, sages and other prophets will go on without him just as before. Their words are so bland and harmless and lull people into complacency as they have always done.

But Jeremiah is puzzled. “Should evil be returned for good?” he asks, referring to the … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Tuesday of week 2 of Lent - First Reading

Commentary on Isa 1:10, 16-20

Today an attack on hypocrisy and a call for humility in the presence of God and in the presence of our brothers and sisters.

 

The reading is from the very beginning of Isaiah and today’s passage is primarily an attack on the p … Continue


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