Lifelong Catechesis

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April 22, 2024

Ordinary Time

For a large part of the liturgical year, we devote ourselves to listening to the mystery of Christ in all its aspects unfolded as we seek God's truth and understanding.

Sunday Readings and Backgrounds

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading I : Isaiah 49:14-15

I will never forget.

  • We are always present to the heart of God.
  • Israel has not been abandoned.
  • Israel is spiritually repopulating.

Reading II : 1 Corinthians 4:1-5

Christ will bring to light what is hidden in darkness.

  • Corinth was a seaport melting pot of pagan cultures and moral depravity.
  • Paul founded the community in AD 51 on his second missionary journey, and continued to look after it as a father.
  • Paul taught not to go beyond what is written.

Gospel : Matthew 6:24-34

No one can serve two masters.

  • Jesus admonishes the disciples to store up "treasures in heaven."
  • Wealthy mammon, in Aramaic, can serve as a deity that people serve.
  • Serve God or serve wealth.
  • God provides, so don't worry.