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Today’s Readings – Tuesday of week 30 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on Rom 8:18-25
Another wonderful outburst from Paul. He has just been describing the difficulties that we face from the negative forces of our lower nature. Now he looks forward in hope not only for Christians but for the whole of the created world.
Today’s reading is an immediate continuation of yesterday’s. At the end of that reading, Paul had said we would be regarded as “co-heirs with Christ, provided that we share his suffering”.
He begins today’s reading by saying that no matter how much we may suffer in this life, it is as nothing compared to the future glory which will be made known to us. And this is true not only for Christians, because “the whole of creation is waiting with eagerness for the children of God to be revealed”. That revel … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Monday of week 30 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on Rom 8:12-17
Paul continues his comparison between being “in the flesh” and being “in Christ”.
He focuses today especially on baptised Christians, to whom his letter is mainly addressed.
Paul begins by repeating what he has already said about the di … Continue

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