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Today’s Readings – The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Commentary on Isaiah 49:1-6; Acts 13:22-26; Luke 1:57-66,80

He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. (John 1:7)


John the Baptist played a unique role in the history of God’s people. He acted as the bridge between the Hebrew and Christian Testaments. He basically belongs to the former, but was present at the beginnings of the latter. At the same time, he died before Jesus had completed his work, and before the Church came into existence.

Jesus praised his greatness, but also said that even the least in the Kingdom was greater than he. Although he knew and proclaimed Jesus as the one for whom all were waiting, and the thongs of whose sandals he was not worthy to loose, he never saw Jesus as his Risen Lord, a privilege granted to the ve … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Sunday of Week 12 of Ordinary Time (Year B)

Commentary on Job 38:1,8-11; 2 Corinthians 5:14-17; Mark 4:35-41

During the Sundays of Ordinary Time this year, we are reading from Mark’s Gospel. In his Gospel he brings the reader through a process by which the real identity of Jesus is gradually revealed. There seem to be two lesso … Continue


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