Scripture Reflections for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Year C, Lectionary 105

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: AbuseCareCommandmentCompassionConcernCreationDivineDivisionEnvironmentEternal LifeFearHealingHeavenHelpJusticeLoveMercyMoralMusicNeighborPresenceRelationshipSalvationSamaritanSeekSightSinSolidarity

Psalm 19:8-11 or
Psalm 69:14, 17, 30-31, 33-34, 36-37
Colossians 1:15-20

“the same thing's true about Christ. In his humanity he's an icon of the invisible God, right? He makes visible the invisible reality of God, he reveals him. But it also means he's human.”

"Christ the First-Born of Creation" | Brant Pitre |
Luke 10:25-37

“Is neighbor a noun or a verb? Is it someone that you live near or someone who draws near to you in a time of need? Is neighbor something you have or something you do?”

Ann M. Garrido |

“what kind of neighbor am I? How can I reach out to the other with compassion unscathed irrespective of my own status and the status of the other?”

Julie George, SSpS |

“The final command of Jesus in today's Gospel would certainly have been difficult for the expert in the Law. The command is just as challenging for us today. 'Go and do the same yourself.' The next step is up to us.”

"Who is my neighbour?" | Fr. Geoffrey Plant |

“it's critical to remember that the interpretation of the Torah, of the Law, scriptures, was hotly debated by scholars in the 1st century as today”

"The Parable of the Good Samaritan" | Brant Pitre |
Overall Readings

“belief in God and the worship of God are not enough to ensure that we are actually living in a manner pleasing to God”

Meghan Clark |

“who is the Samaritan in our own context today? The Samaritan is the foreigner, those we dislike because they don't talk like us and they don't look like us”

Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo |

“If we spend too much time trying to determine 'who is my neighbor?' rather than spending our time helping our neighbors we will find ourselves no better off than the Israelites wandering through the desert...we can find the promised land in the hearts of those who we help and ultimately in the heart of God”

Fr. Tony Ricard |