Year B, Lectionary 71
Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9
1 Corinthians 7:32-35
"Jesus is the expected prophet. The first reading announces the coming of a prophet after Moses who will lead the people of God to the promised land. Mark responds to the expectations of the new Israel by affirming in the Gospel that God has finally fulfilled his promise of old not just through Christ but in Christ. He presents Jesus as one who distinguished Himself from the prophets that preceeded Him and rabbis of His..."
Father Lawrence Obilor. "The Living Power of His Word." A Catholic Moment. January 31, 2021
"In the Readings for this Sunday, we are following 1 Corinthians and the Gospel of Mark ad seriatim, so there is less cohesion between the Second Reading and the Gospel than on a high feast day. Nonetheless, the Readings this week can be linked by the theme of “hearing the voice of the prophet.” We see that Jesus is the culmination of the prophetic tradition of Israel. He is the great “prophet like Moses” who..."
John Bergsma. "Listening to the Great Prophet." The Sacred Page. January 30, 2021
"Many human beings get irritated and give way to anger over all kinds of issues and so we imagine God must be like this too. The Bible apparently agrees – God can sometimes be angry. But there is a great difference between human anger and divine anger. Human anger is often the result of feeling frustrated or impotent and it is directed at those whom we decide to blame – at other human beings or..."
Fr. John Patrick Kenrick. "What's It All About." Torch. January 26, 2021