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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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Daily Mass: Blessings and Woes. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 23rd Week of the Year (St. John Chrysostom)

Jesus offers a series of blessings and woes, reminding us that when we are united to the Lord we are blessed…and when we drift off on our own we find ourselves in a bad place.

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