Oct 27, 2014
When St. Paul talked about the resurrection of the dead with the philosophers at Athens, many laughed and mocked him (Acts 17:32). The Gospel, he would later write, is “foolishness” to the wise of this world (1 Cor. 1:18).
Yet this week’s First...
Oct 20, 2014
Psalm 18:2-4, 47, 51
1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
Jesus came not to abolish the Old Testament law but to fulfill it (see Matthew 5:17)
And in today's Gospel, He reveals that love - of God and of neighbor - is the fulfillment of the whole of the law (see Romans 13:8-10).
Oct 13, 2014
Psalm 96:1,3-5, 7-10
1 Thessalonians 1:1-5
The Lord is king over all the earth, as we sing in today's Psalm. Governments rise and fall by His permission, with no authority but that given from above (see John 19:11; Romans 13:1).
In effect, God says to every ruler what he...
Oct 6, 2014
Our Lord’s parable in today’s Gospel is again a fairly straightforward outline of salvation history.