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Your guide through the scripture readings of Daily Mass from Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. John Bergsma, and our other theologians from the St. Paul Center. Insight on memorials and feasts of our God's saints and personal insight from sacred scripture.

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Feb 26, 2019

Readings:
Sirach 27:4–7
Psalm 92:2–313–16
1 Corinthians 15:54–58
Luke 6:39–45


In today’s readings we hear Jesus speaking in Galilee as well as a Jewish sage named Sirach writing in Jerusalem more than a century earlier. The two of them touch upon a single truth: The words that come out of us make known...


Feb 18, 2019

Readings:
1 Samuel 26:27–912–1322–23
Psalm 103:1–13
1 Corinthians 15:45–49
Luke 6:27–38

 


The story of David and Saul in today’s First Reading functions almost like a parable. Showing mercy to his deadly foe, David gives a concrete example of what Jesus expects to become a way of life for His...


Feb 11, 2019

Readings:
Jeremiah 17:5–8
Psalm 1:1–46
1 Corinthians 15:1216–20
Luke 6:1720–26

 


The blessings and woes we hear in today’s Gospel mark the perfection of all the wisdom of the Old Testament.

That wisdom is summed up with marvelous symmetry in today’s First Reading and Psalm: Each declares that the...


Feb 4, 2019

Readings:

Isaiah 6:1-8

Psalm 138:1-5, 7-8

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Luke 5:1-11

 

Simon Peter, the fisherman, is the first to be called personally by Jesus in Luke’s Gospel.

His calling resembles Isaiah’s commissioning in the First Reading: Confronted with the holiness of the Lord, both Peter and Isaiah are overwhelmed...