The language of the second reading, which we also hear on Good Friday, puts us in mind of the Gethsemane scene in the gospels. It offers us a blunt reminder of the true humanity of Jesus.
Weds 4 & Sat 7 Aug: What do we learn about 'faith' from Matthew's different uses of the word in our gospel readings about the Canaanite woman and the epileptic boy?
Fri 11 Sept: The point of Paul's longest sporting metaphor is that the Corinthians must be as serious about their mission as athletes are about their training (and as Paul is about his preaching).
Tue 2 Jun (Mark 12:13-17): Dr Marion Smith encourages us to ask ourselves what Jesus's response to his challengers demands of us as members of society.
We understand Paul’s letters all the better for knowing the account Luke gives in Acts. His 15th chapter concerning the Council in Jerusalem is a valuable supplement to what we read in Galatians.
26 May: The mystagogical question that Jesus asks the sons of Zebedee is important: 'Can you drink the chalice that I am going to drink?'
How can we take direction from the Bible in our social justice efforts? Dominik Markl looks at how the Old & New Testaments lay foundations on which we can build a perfect community of love.
Peter Edmonds SJ looks at each gospel writer's portrayal of the man who 'was clothed with camel's hair...and ate locusts and wild honey'.
5 August: the Canaanite woman in today's gospel (Mt 15:21-28) is the only person in the New Testament to win an argument with Jesus.
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