Category Archives: Biblical Reflection

Reflection for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B

FIRST READING            Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 The wicked say:  Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he sets himself against our doings, reproaches us for transgressions of the law and charges us with violations of our … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B

        FIRST READING            Isaiah 50:5-9a The Lord God opens my ear that I may hear; and I have not rebelled, have not turned back.  I gave my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B

FIRST READING            Isaiah 35:4-7a Thus says the Lord:  Say to those whose hearts are frightened:  Be strong, fear not!  Here is your God, he comes with vindication; with divine recompense he comes to save you.  Then will the eyes of … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B

      FIRST READING            Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8 Moses said to the people:  “Now, Israel, hear the statutes and decrees which I am teaching you to observe, that you may live, and may enter in and take possession of the … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B

FIRST READING            Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b Joshua gathered together all the tribes of Israel at Shechem, summoning their elders, their leaders, their judges, and their officers.  When they stood in ranks before God, Joshua addressed all the people:  “If it … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B

FIRST READING       Proverbs 9:1-6 Wisdom has built her house, she has set up her seven columns; she has dressed her meat, mixed her wine, yes, she has spread her table. She has sent out her maidens; she … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B

FIRST READING            Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 The whole Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron.  The Israelites said to them, “Would that we had died at the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, as we sat by our fleshpots and … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B

FIRST READING                      2 Kings 4:42-44 A man came from Baal-shalishah bringing to Elisha, the man of God, twenty barley loaves made from the firstfruits, and fresh grain in the ear.  Elisha said, “Give it to the people to eat.”  But … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B

FIRST READING           Ezekiel 2:2-5 As the Lord spoke to me, the spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and I heard the one who was speaking say to me: Son of man, … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time-Cycle B, 2018

    FIRST READING            Genesis 3:9-15 After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree, the Lord God called to the man and asked him, “Where are you?”  He answered, “I heard you in the garden; but I was afraid, … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi-Cycle B, 2018

FIRST READING            Exodus 24:3-8 When Moses came to the people and related all the words and ordinances of the LORD, they all answered with one voice, “We will do everything that the LORD has told us.”  Moses then wrote down … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Easter-Cycle B-2018

  FIRST READING            Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35 The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common.  With great power the … Continue reading

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Reflection for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord-Lent-Cycle B-2018

from: The Benedictine Monastery of Christ in the Desert.  https://christdesert.org FIRST READING          Isaiah 50:4-7 The Lord God has given me a well-trained tongue, that I might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them.  Morning after … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 5th Sunday of Lent – Cycle B – 2018

From the Benedictine Monastery of Christ in the Desert   FIRST READING        Jeremiah 31:31-34 The days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.  It will … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Easter (N.O.) and Fourth Sunday after Easter (E.F.)

Fr Martin Ganeri looks to the destination of the Christian’s journey, and considers the roadmap that shows us how to reach it. When people want to make a journey by car these days to some place they have not been … Continue reading

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