Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

At the very beginning of Mark’s Gospel, just after John the Baptist is arrested by King Herod, Jesus begins his mission by proclaiming, “This is the time of fulfillment. The Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the Gospel” (Mk 1:15). “Repent” here carries...

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

God reveals himself to us as a God of eternal and faithful love, a God who enters into a covenant of love with his people. His intention from the beginning was that we his people respond to him with wholehearted love and imitate his faithful love in our relationships...

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Scriptures for today remind us that the ways of the Lord are far beyond our knowledge and understanding. God has a vision for the world and for our lives that surpasses our human perception. Most of us would like to believe that we are open to God’s will. We do...

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today’s Gospel Acclamation reminds us that, through the Gospel, God calls us “to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.” The word “glory” – meaning the manifestation of magnificence, high honor, power or majesty – can be taken as a key to today’s readings. They...

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

One of the traditional ways of explaining the purpose of our earthly existence is to affirm that God created us to know him, to love him, and to serve him. Today’s Gospel opens with a question about knowing. Jesus asks what people know about him: “Who do people say...