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Today’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 these chapters which suggest they may originally have been part of a separate letter. They consist of an apologia by Paul, defending his way of acting and his ministry. The language is highly emotional and very strongly expressed in parts. In the central part, there is a very emphatic statement on his credentials to be an apostle.

As he did in the early part of the letter, which we saw last week, Paul continues defending his record with the Corinthians, though in much stronger terms. Today’s readin … Continue

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

Commentary on 2 Cor 9:6-11

Paul continues his exhortation to the Corinthians to be generous.

He begins with a kind of proverb: skimpy sowing means skimpy reaping. “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap boun … Continue

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