Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 6th Sunday of the Year.
1st Reading – Sirach 15:15-20
- Trusting in God and following the commandments bring us life and salvation.
- God understands all our deeds and no one has license to sin.
Psalm – 119:1-2,4-5,17-18,33-34
- “Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!”
- Those who are blameless and observe the Lord’s decrees will live.
2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 2:6-10
- Paul preaches the wisdom of God as it has been revealed through the Spirit.
Gospel – Matthew 5:17-37
- Jesus teaches how his commandments far exceed the precepts of the law.
- The Lord speaks forcefully about killing, adultery, divorce and false oaths.
Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of the Year