Category Archives: Biblical Reflection

Reflection for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B

FIRST READING                 1 Kings 17:10-16 In those days, Elijah the prophet went to Zarephath.  As he arrived at the entrance of the city, a widow was gathering sticks there; he called out to her, “Please bring me a small cupful … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B

FIRST READING            Deuteronomy 6:2-6 Moses spoke to the people, saying:  “Fear the Lord your God, and keep, throughout the days of your lives, all his statutes and commandments which I enjoin on you, and thus have long life.  Hear then, … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B

FIRST READING            Jeremiah 31:7-9 Thus says the Lord:  Shout with joy for Jacob, exult at the head of the nations; proclaim your praise and say:  The Lord has delivered his people, the remnant of Israel.  Behold, I will bring them … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B

FIRST READING            Isaiah 53:10-11 The Lord was pleased to crush him in infirmity.  If he gives his life as an offering for sin, he shall see his descendants in a long life, and the will of the Lord shall be … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B

FIRST READING            Wisdom 7:7-11 I prayed, and prudence was given me; I pleaded, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.  I preferred her to scepter and throne, and deemed riches nothing in comparison with her, nor did I liken … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B

FIRST READING                    Genesis 2:18-24 The Lord God said: “It is not good for the man to be alone.  I will make a suitable partner for him.”  So the Lord God formed out of the ground various wild animals and various … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B

FIRST READING            Numbers 11:25-29 The Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to Moses.  Taking some of the spirit that was on Moses, the Lord bestowed it on the seventy elders; and as the spirit came to rest on … Continue reading

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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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