Scripture Reflections for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Year C, Lectionary 69

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: AuthorityBaptismBelongingCharityCommunityDiversityEvangelizeFamilyFreedomGatherGiftHistoryHoly SpiritIdentityJoyJusticeLearningListenLukeMarriageMercyMissionPhariseesPovertyPraisePreachProclaimPurposeRepentSalvationSightTalentUnderstandUnityWorks

Psalm 19:8-10, 15
Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21

“What's Jesus doing? He's taking the prophets, the words of the prophets, and he's applying them to himself. He's revealing for the first time publicly in a homily that he himself is the Messiah and the time of the Messiah is now.”

"Jesus' First Sermon in Nazareth: Synagogues, Pharisees, and the Jubilee Year" | Brant Pitre |

“Jesus embodies the words of Isaiah. He makes them his own. These words of Isaiah define who he is. They tell him what God is calling him to do.”

"This text is being fulfilled today" | Fr. Geoffrey Plant |

“the Word of God is power. It cuts like a two-edge sword. It's meant to make you a little uncomfortable sometimes and meant to comfort you in times of sorrow and pain.”

"Do Something Great" | Fr. Stephen Thorne |