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Today’s Readings – Sunday of Week 14 of Ordinary Time

Commentary on Isaiah 66:10-14; Galatians 6:14-18; Luke10:1-12,17-20

It is always an experience for people who are committed Christians to be living among people for whom God in practice hardly exists, people who seem to have little direction and meaning in their lives beyond having a job, getting money and indulging in some level of enjoyment. For such Christians the words of Jesus in today’s Gospel passage have much meaning: “The harvest is great and the labourers are few.” Certainly those words must have seemed so true for the early Christians as they lived in relatively tiny communities in a sea of paganism and religions steeped in superstition and fatalism. At the time, the Church was truly like the tiny mustard seed or the small measure of yeast swallowed up in a large batch … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Saturday of Week 13 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on Amos 9:11-15

Today we have our final reading from Amos. It deals with the happiness that messianic times will bring. It raises a hope underlying Amos’ words, one that runs through the whole Hebrew Testament from Gen 3:15 on: God will bring blessing a … Continue

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