Sunday, January 22, 2017

Project BLACK MAMBA: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

'Tis the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Wikipedia-link.

Otherwise, 22 January would be the feast of Saint Bertwald of Ramsbury, Bishop (died 1045, A.K.A. Brithwald, et al.; of Glastonbury): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Isaiah, chapter eight, verse twenty-three thru chapter nine, verse three;
Psalm Twenty-seven, verses one, four, thirteen, & fourteen;
The First Letter to the Corinthians, chapter one, verses ten thru thirteen & seventeen;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter four, verses twelve thru twenty-three;
(or, the Gospel according to Matthew, chapter four, verses twelve thru seventeen).

Individual Reading
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter twenty-one (verses one thru forty-six);
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter twenty-two (verses one thru forty-six).

Commentary: The Entry into Jerusalem (21:1-11), the Cleansing of the Temple (21:12-17), the Cursing of the Fig Tree (21:18-22), the Authority of Jesus Questioned (21:23-27), the Parable of the Two Sons (21:28-32), the Parable of the Tenants (21:33-46), the Parable of the Wedding Feast (22:1-14), Paying Taxes to the Emperor (22:15-22), the Question about the Resurrection (22:23-33), the Greatest Commandment (22:34-40), & the Question about David's Son (22:41-46).

Mass Journal: Week 4
Reflection by Matthew Kelly, founder of the Dynamic Catholic Institute:
The story of Jesus Christ is the most powerful in history & has directly or indirectly influenced every noble aspect of modern civilization. But amid the hustle & bustle of our daily lives, it is easy to become distracted & distance ourselves from this story. From time to time, someone comes along who reminds us of the spellbinding power the Gospel has when it is actually lived.

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