The Sunday Gospel Archive

Take care of each other, showing compassion to the vulnerable Default Thumbnail
The Sunday Gospel

Take care of each other, showing compassion to the vulnerable

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 22:34-40 The Book of Exodus provides this weekend with its first reading. In ancient Jewish tradition, Exodus came from Moses. Therefore, in a most […]

The Lord is king, and there is no other Default Thumbnail
The Sunday Gospel

The Lord is king, and there is no other

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 22:15-21 The second part of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend’s first reading. The context was a very bad time for God’s people. […]

Let us accept the Lord’s invitation to share in His riches Default Thumbnail
The Sunday Gospel

Let us accept the Lord’s invitation to share in His riches

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 22:1-14 The first part of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend’s first reading at Mass. Understanding the cultural, social, political and economic context […]

Those in God’s vineyard bear fruit in plenty Default Thumbnail
The Sunday Gospel

Those in God’s vineyard bear fruit in plenty

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 21:33-43 The first section of the Book of Isaiah is the source of this weekend’s first reading. In this reading, the prophet speaks directly […]

Turning from sin leads to eternal life Default Thumbnail
The Sunday Gospel

Turning from sin leads to eternal life

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 21:28-32 The Book of Ezekiel provides of this weekend’s first reading. Pivotal in Jewish history was the time spent by Hebrew captives, and by […]

Trust in the Lord and call upon Him Default Thumbnail
The Sunday Gospel

Trust in the Lord and call upon Him

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 20:1-16a The last section of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend with its first reading. Virtually none of the prophets of ancient Israel […]

Bear witness to God’s love by loving, and forgiving, others Default Thumbnail
The Sunday Gospel

Bear witness to God’s love by loving, and forgiving, others

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 18:21-35 The Book of Sirach is the source of this weekend’s first biblical reading. Sirach’s author was Joshua, the son of Sirach. He should […]

Being part of Christ’s body, the Church, can include correction Default Thumbnail
The Sunday Gospel

Being part of Christ’s body, the Church, can include correction

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 18:15-20 For the first reading this weekend, the Church gives us a passage from the ancient Book of Ezekiel. Ezekiel’s name in Hebrew, in […]

Our reward awaits if we follow Jesus even unto death Default Thumbnail
The Sunday Gospel

Our reward awaits if we follow Jesus even unto death

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 16:21-27 The Book of Jeremiah provides this weekend’s first reading. Jeremiah was the son of a priest, Hilkiah, and therefore of the priestly caste. […]

Faith allows us to see who Jesus is Default Thumbnail
Perspective

Faith allows us to see who Jesus is

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 16:13-20 The first section of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend with its first reading. The author of this section of Isaiah lived […]

The Lord welcomes all who come to Him Default Thumbnail
The Sunday Gospel

The Lord welcomes all who come to Him

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 15:21-28 The third section of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend’s liturgy with its first reading. Understanding this part of Isaiah requires some […]

God’s ways are not our ways Default Thumbnail
The Sunday Gospel

God’s ways are not our ways

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 14:22-33 The First Book of Kings is the source of this weekend’s first reading. The two Books of Kings highlight the kings of the […]