Category Archives: Reflections on Sunday Readings

Easter 6 C: The Anti-Replacement Theory Gospel

The Lessons for the Sixth Sunday of Easter are First Reading         Acts 16:9–15 Psalm                    Psalm 67 New Testament     Revelation 21:10, 22–22:5 Gospel                   John 14:23–29 or John 5:1–9 These are days when “white supremacy” and “replacement theory” … Continue reading

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Easter 5 C: A Wrinkle in Time

The readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter are First Reading Acts 11:1–18 Psalm Psalm 148 New Testament            Revelation 21:1–6 Gospel             John 13:31–35 Wouldn’t it be nice if we could transcend the limitations of time? If we could … Continue reading

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Easter 4 C: Recognizing Care

The readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter are: First Reading        Acts 9:36–43 Psalm                    Psalm 23 New Testament      Revelation 7:9–17 Gospel                   John 10:22–30 Our psalm and Gospel readings focus on shepherding. Revelation on Christ the Lamb, … Continue reading

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Easter 3C: Life, Not the Pandemic, Will Win

The Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter are: First Reading        Acts 9:1–6 (7–20) Psalm                    Psalm 30 New Testament      Revelation 5:11–14 Gospel                   John 21:1–19 I was 30 years old. My son was four. I was in … Continue reading

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Easter 2 C: Peace in Action: Forgiving and Not Forgiving

The readings for the Second Sunday of Easter are: First Reading         Acts 5:27–32 Psalm                    Psalm 118:14–29 or Psalm 150 New Testament     Revelation 1:4–8 Gospel                   John 20:19–31 The pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus was right when he … Continue reading

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Easter C: Easter’s “Already”

The readings for Easter Sunday are: First Reading        Acts 10:34–43 or Isaiah 65:17–25 Psalm                    Psalm 118:1–2, 14–24 New Testament      1 Corinthians 15:19–26 or Acts 10:34–43 Gospel                   John 20:1–18 or Luke 24:1–12 Let us allow Luke to … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday C: Called Out of the Crowd

The readings for the Liturgy of the Palms: Psalm                    Psalm 118:1–2, 19–29 Gospel                   Luke 19:28–40 The readings for the Liturgy of the Passion: Old Testament      Isaiah 50:4–9a Psalm                    Psalm 31:9–16 New Testament     Philippians 2:5–11 Gospel … Continue reading

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Lent 5 C Give Up Being a Good Christian for Lent

The lessons for the Fifth  Sunday of Lent are: Old Testament      Isaiah 43:16–21 Psalm                    Psalm 126 New Testament     Philippians 3:4b–14 Gospel                   John 12:1–8 Today we delve deeply into the mystery of Lent, the mystery of the … Continue reading

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Lent 4 C: Our Augmented Reality “in Christ”

The readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent are: Old Testament      Joshua 5:9–12 Psalm                    Psalm 32 New Testament     2 Corinthians 5:16–21 Gospel                   Luke 15:1–3, 11b–32 Just this week I had a conversation with someone deeply engaged … Continue reading

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Lent 3 C: Our Chance to Get Things Right

The readings for the Third Sunday of Lent are: Old Testament      Isaiah 55:1–9 Psalm                    Psalm 63:1–8 New Testament     1 Corinthians 10:1–13 Gospel                   Luke 13:1–9 The Gospel of Luke is the text where God’s grace and human … Continue reading

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