Posts in category Lectionary Cycle A

These are Sunday and some weekday reflections written for the A Cycle of Catholic liturgical calendar.


wedding feast
Commentaries & Reflections on Readings at MassLectionary Cycle A

Jesus’ Teaching on the Marriage Banquet and the Catholic Mass

All have been invited to this feast through Natural Invitation, and Christ Jesus has commanded and empowered us to make sure all can eat at the feast by going out in the world and “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20).

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Sacred Heart Church in Lahore, Pakistan
Commentaries & Reflections on Readings at MassLectionary Cycle A

Jesus’ Command for us to Call Others to Repentance

Therefore, our call as Christians is not to be concerned about who’s in and who’s out the Kingdom of God, but rather, it is to point all people to means and source of entry into the Kingdom. We are not called to keep people out. Those who love their citizenship in Kingdom of God will desire for as many people as possible to share in it.

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Jesus Canaanite Woman
Commentaries & Reflections on Readings at MassLectionary Cycle A

Jesus’ Teaching on How Faith Tears Down Barriers

Indeed, faith tears down barriers, especially when it is lived with boldness and audacity. It is that type of faith in action that is the elastic in grace; it demolishes conventional wisdom; it teaches us that what we thought was true is actually not true; it stretches the boundaries of our love; and it unleashes a torrent of divine help.

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Commentaries & Reflections on Readings at MassLectionary Cycle A

An Introduction to the Didactic Mystery of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes

The striking difference between all of the Gospel introductions in this Mystery speaks to this great truth – that details of trivial value sometimes distracts us in regards to our present life. God is just as concerned with the means as He is with the ends, but both the means and the ends belong to Him.

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