Scripture Reflections for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Year C, Lectionary 102

Hate feeling lost on Sundays at church? Searching for a better explanation of the Bible than what you hear from your pastor's sermon? Check out the following collection of audio, video, and text commentaries from various Christian experts for a better understanding of today's scripture that deal with: BattleBlessingBoastCallChurchCircumcisionComfortCommunicationCommunityCreationCrossCultureDiscipleEncounterEvangelizeEvilFocusGloryGreetHealingHopeJourneyJoyJusticeKingdomLoveMissionMosesMotivationPaulPeacePlanPrayerPriestProvidenceRejoiceRelationshipRepentSentSightSt. PaulSufferingTransformationTrust

Isaiah 66:10-14

“by ignoring and not naming the injustices in our nation and also by silencing others from doing so, this in effect is actually sowing hatred and division”

Matt Kappadakunnel |
Psalm 66:1-7, 16, 20
Luke 10:1-12, 17-20

“the harvest is ready, there are many people that Jesus wants to reach today. He needs you and he needs me for the job. Will you be an obstacle or will you be a channel?”

Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo |

“if you're Jesus appoint 70 other disciples...What's the implication of that act? are setting up a priestly hierarchy of appointed leaders underneath you not just to bring the Good News to the 12 tribes of Israel but to bring the Good News to all the nations”

"Priesthood" | Brant Pitre |

“If you want to conquer bodies, physical bodies, then you go in with might and power and strength. You go in like a wolf. But if you want to conquer hearts you must go in as a lamb with a gentle heart and a bit vulnerable”

Fr. Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ |
Overall Readings

“today we are called to follow a very clear plan of being Jesus' disciples with the promise that our God will comfort us like his children and...we will rejoice as his followers and as his church”

Maria Luevano-Salazar |

“the image of God as mother offers something in addition to tenderness and compassion. It offers the hope that something new can and will be born into the world, a new creation as Paul writes in his letter to the Galatians.”

Emily Rauer Davis |

“we have to be on guard against the perennial temptation of busyness. We're often so busy with other things that we become totally oblivious to what is happening right before our eyes.”

"He sent them out ahead of him" | Fr. Geoffrey Plant |

“The connection I found for this Sunday's readings is that all that matters is for humanity to be connected to God”

GatherClip | "Evangelizing as Community" | Alex |