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Today’s Readings – Monday of week 11 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on 2 Cor 6:1-10

Continuing the defence of his ministry against critics among the Christians of Corinth, Paul speaks eloquently and movingly of his experiences in working for the Gospel.

Our reading is a single, long sentence in the Greek, interrupted by the parenthesis of v.2, the quotation from Isaiah. The single main verb is “we appeal". Paul is both exercising his ministry of reconciliation and tells how this ministry is carried out. He is saying that his message of reconciliation is being confirmed by the apostolic experience which he describes here.

He begins by calling on all to work together and that the grace and love of God, which Paul has opened up for them, be not be received in vain. One way of doing this is to become reconciled once a … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Readings:Ezekiel 17:22-24 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 Mark 4:26-34

Readings:Ezekiel 17:22-24 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 Mark 4:26-34

TODAY’S MASS readings are about how God works -- with us and without us.  In another sense, we could say they remind us that God’s work will be carried out whether we cooperate or not.  If we choose n … Continue

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