Today's Mass Readings

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October 31, 2019

The Responsorial Psalm affirms God’s unfailing mercy and love: “Save me, O Lord, in your mercy” (Psalm

109).

In Romans 5: 31-39 Paul puts all our security in the reliability and power of God’s love. Nothing, he says, “will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

It makes no difference what others think or say about us, or even what they do to us: “If God is for us, who...

October 30, 2019

The Responsorial Psalm pinpoints the source of our hope: “My hope, O Lord, is in your mercy” (Psalm 13).

In Romans 8: 26-30 Paul is saying that salvation is the work of God and a gift.

It is clear in Scripture and Catholic teaching that God offers everyone the grace to be saved. He “desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1Timothy 2:4). But Paul gives a progression:...

October 29, 2019

The Responsorial Psalm calls us to be “stewards of the promise” by being “stewards of the memory” of God’s

people:  “The Lord has done marvels for us” (Psalm 126). To recall this supplies motivation to hope.

Romans 8: 18-25 tells us that the only way to view the present is in light of the future. Like a woman in childbirth, “all creation is groaning in labor pains.” But if we look ahead we will cons...

October 28, 2019

The Responsorial Psalm shows God in a particular light: “Their message goes out through all the earth.

(Psalm 19). As “good stewards of the manifold grace of God,” (1Peter 4:10) we need to be conscious of how precious is the realization entrusted to us — that God’s stance toward us is that of saving, life-enhancing love.

In Romans 8: 12-17 Paul is describing what “salvation” is. God saves us by inc...

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