Opening the Word
Presentation of the Lord (Year A)
Episode 12 • 5m 13s
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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
In order to understand what Jesus is telling us in today's Gospel, we need to consider what salt and light meant in his time. Because we can buy all the salt we could ever need at our local grocery and we have light anytime we want at the flick of a switch, we may not realize how special both wer...
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
This week's Gospel is all about the Law. It starts with the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount, which contains Jesus's teaching about loving your enemies, as well as the Beatitudes.
We may never have given any thought as to why Jesus gave these teachings on the side of a mountain, but the time...
7th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus lays out many of his basic life teachings. Several of them are extraordinarily difficult for us to understand, much less put into practice. Two of these are the famous "turn the other cheek" and "love your enemy" admonitions. To understand what Jesus is saying an...