Nov 25, 2019
Jesus exaggerates in today’s Gospel when He claims not to know the day or the hour when He will come again.
He occasionally makes such overstatements to drive home a point we might otherwise miss (see Matthew 5:34; 23:9; Luke 14:26).
Nov 25, 2019
En el Evangelio de hoy, Jesús exagera cuando dice que no conoce el día o la hora en que vendrá de nuevo.
En ciertas ocasiones, Él hace esas exageraciones para tocar un punto que de otra manera podríamos pasar por alto (cf. Mt 5,32; 23,9; Lc...
Nov 18, 2019
2 Samuel 5:1–3
Week by week the Liturgy has been preparing us for the revelation to be made on this, the last Sunday of the Church year.
Jesus, we have been shown, is truly the Chosen One, the Messiah of God, the King of the Jews. Ironically, in today’s...
Nov 11, 2019
2 Thessalonians 3:7–12
It is the age between our Lord’s first coming and His last. We live in the new world begun by His life, death, Resurrection, and Ascension, by the sending of His Spirit upon the Church. But we await the day when He will come again in...
Nov 4, 2019
2 Maccabees 7:1–2, 9–14
Psalm 17:1, 5–6, 8, 15
2 Thessalonians 2:16–3:5
With their riddle about seven brothers and a childless widow, the Sadducees in today’s Gospel mock the faith for which seven brothers and their mother die in the First Reading.
The Maccabean martyrs chose...