Study, Pray, Serve: 6th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s examine some of the themes that surface in the readings for the 6th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Jeremiah 17:5-8

  • Cursed is the one who trusts in human beings.
  • Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.

Psalm – 1:1-4,6

  • “Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.”
  • We are blessed when we avoid sin and cultivate a life of faith in God.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 15:12,16-20

  • Paul affirms the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which is a central truth to our faith.
  • Without the resurrection our faith is in vain and we are still in our sins.

Gospel – Luke 6:17,20-26

  • This is the “Sermon on the Plain” (Luke’s version of the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s Gospel.)
  • Note the contrast of the “blessings” and the “woes” in the teaching of Jesus.

Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of the Year


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A Catholic priest since 1997, Fr. Andrew Ricci is currently the rector of the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, WI. His website "Three Great Things" can be found at and his podcasts can be found under "Catholic Inspiration" in the iTunes store. View all posts by Fr. Andrew Ricci

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