Scripture Reflections for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Year B, Lectionary 92

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: ChangeDeathDreamFaithFatherFatherhoodFormationGiftGratefulGrowthHarvestHistoryHopeIdolizeJoyJudgmentKingdomLoveParablePatiencePowerlessnessPraiseProphecySeedTransformationTree

Psalm 92:2-3, 13-16
2 Corinthians 5:6-10
Brant Pitre |
Mark 4:26-34

“the parables are meant to function as riddles, right. They are meant to kind of draw you into the mystery of the Kingdom by both revealing some aspect of it, they are meant to teach something, but at the same time that they reveal they also conceal. There's a mysterious element to all of the parables of Jesus.”

"The Parable of the Seed Growing Secretly" | Brant Pitre | May 2, 2023
Overall Readings

“he wants to show through the weakness of its members that the power of the kingdom is not from them but from God and that through...the way it doesn't cohere with previous empires of the world, that it's not a kingdom of this world but that it's a kingdom of heaven. That's the message of the Parable of the Mustard Seed.”

"The Jewish Roots of the Parable of the Mustard Seed" | Brant Pitre |
Fr. Geoffrey Plant |
Fr. Stephen Thorne |
Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo |
Gina Scaringella, OP |
Alyssa Pasternak Post |