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Ordinary 30C

Commentaries and Lectionary Reflections (RC)(2019)

  • The Newborn: A Christian Model

    by Fernando Armellini
  • Ordinary 30C (2019)

    from Center for Liturgy
  • Ordinary 30C (2019)

    by Richard Gabuzda
  • Ordinary 30C (2019)

    by Larry Gillick, SJ
  • Ordinary 30C (2019)

    by Christian Leisy, OSB
  • Ordinary 30C (2019)

    by Eugene Lobo, SJ
  • Ordinary 30C (2019)

    by Edward Mazich, OSB
  • "Low", I Am with You

    from Presentation Ministries
  • Humility, Ego and Greatness

    by Ron Rolheiser, OMI
  • Ordinary 30C

    by Don Schwager
  • Ordinary 30C (2019)

    from Several Authors
  • Ordinary 30C (2019)

    by Jude Siciliano, OP
    John Shea recalls the revelatory experience Thomas Merton, spiritual writer, Trappist monk, had standing on a street corner in Louisville, Kentucky. Merton was overwhelmed by his love for all the people around him and how he was not separated from them, but one with them. He said, "Thank God, thank God that I am like other [people], that I am only a man among others." Then, in further wonder, Merton exults in praise that, "God… is glorified in becoming a member of the human race. A member of the human race!" ("The Spiritual Wisdom of the Gospels for Christian Preachers and Teachers, Year C: the Relentless Widow," Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2006, page 299.) So, while we "humble self" as Jesus recommends, we remember with praise that we are not only united with each other in our humanity, but also with God who, in the great act of humility, became one of us in Jesus Christ. Ben Sira ran an academy for youth two centuries before Christ. His wise teachings on worldly affairs and on the traditions of the Jewish faith were collected by his grandson for future generations of dispersed Jews, who struggled to practice their faith surrounded by nonbelievers. Ben Sira reminded his privileged students that their status and the value of their gifts at the altar did not automatically win a hearing from God. Rather, as we hear today in our first reading, God hears the prayers of the least in society...

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