Scripture Reflections for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Year B, Lectionary 98

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: AnointingCommunionCreationDeathEucharistFaithFriendshipFrustratedGenerosityHealingHumilityImpurityJairusLawLifeLonelinessMaryPovertyPurityResurrectionSacramentSalvationSeekSinSleepSufferingTouchTrustUncleanWomen

Psalm 30:2, 4-6, 11-13
2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15
Brant Pitre |
Mark 5:21-43
Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo |
Fr. Geoffrey Plant |
Bridget Deegan-Krause |
Sr. Gabriella Bottani |

“what's fascinating here is that she does not think that Jesus will be made impure by her touching him rather that she will be made pure, that she will be healed by even just touching his garment”

"Jesus and the Woman With a Hemorrhage" | Brant Pitre |
Overall Readings

“so Jesus's raising of the little girl in this gospel Mark, in a sense, it kind of parallels the resurrection of Lazarus in the Gospel of John which is also a sign that points forward to...the triumph over death itself which Jesus is going to bring through his resurrection”

"The Raising of Jairus' Daughter and the Origins of Death" | Brant Pitre | April 12, 2023