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

Commentary on 1 Peter 2:2-5,9-12

Yesterday Peter was speaking of the gift of God’s word to us.  Today he sees that word as a form of nourishment - “spiritual milk". We should be as eager as newborn babies for that “milk". The author is speaking figuratively.  Milk is not to be understood here as in 1 Cor 3:2 or Heb 5:12-14 - food for the immature in unfavourable contrast to solid food.  With the complete nourishing ‘milk’ of God’s word we “grow into salvation".

For those who have already got a first taste of what God has given to us in Christ ("O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him.” Ps 34:8), there is an eagerness for that nourishment which will lead to growth and maturity in the Spirit. Since thi … Continue

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

Commentary on 1 Peter 1:18-25

Peter reminds us that we have been “ransomed” ("redeemed” in some translations).  In the Scriptures, to ‘ransom’ (literally, ‘buy back’) means to free someone from something bad by paying a penalty.  Similarly, in the Gre … Continue

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