Scripture Reflections for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Year C, Lectionary 78

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: BlessingCurseDetachmentEgoFaithFamilyFocusHappinessHealingHeavenHopeIdolatryJoyKingdomLoveObediencePolarityPovertyPriorityRelationshipRelyRememberResurrectionStruggleSufferingTrust

Psalm 1:1-4, 6
Luke 6:17, 20-26

“if you are doing your alms giving and in your alms giving you are expecting to be rewarded in the life to come then there is something missing because the joy already begins with your giving”

Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo |

“you cannot live your best Christian life unless you have a connection with God”

"Trust" | Fr. Stephen Thorne |
Aires Patulot |
Jennifer Owens-Jofré |
Fr. Addisalem Mekonnen |
Overall Readings

“Jesus is saying that the advantage belongs to those who approach the kingdom of God with the greatest need and the greatest capacity for its inexhaustible riches, such people are undistracted by the spurious consolations of the world”

"Blessed are you" | Fr. Geoffrey Plant |

“In the New Covenant now the blessings are rooted in what appear to be curses...if it's too strong then tell me why we have a crucifix at the center of every church? How did the ultimate blessing of blessings come to the world?”

"The Beatitudes: Paradoxical Promises of the New Covenant" | Brant Pitre |

“our Christian life calls us to do things that will make us not so rich as the person beside us. Not so many pleasures as the person beside us. Do things that will lead to less popularity.”

Fr. Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ |
Fr. Tony Ricard |
Bridget Bearss, RSCJ |