Scripture Reflections for the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Year C, Lectionary 156

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: AmbitionBodyCelibacyCommunityDeathDiscipleFaithFoundationGratefulHeavenHistoryHopeJourneyJusticeMarriageMartyrMotherParentResurrectionSadduceesSt. PaulSufferingTradition

2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14

“How have you resisted and/or given in to the demands of Empire in your own stories? What would it mean to reject the pork and accept the consequences in your own time and place? In our own time and place?”

Elizabeth O'Donnell Gandolfo |
Psalm 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17, 3:1-5

“it's precisely these traditions, whether they're oral or written, that will enable the Thessalonians to have endurance in the face of opposition, right? To stand fast in the face of error or confusion or the kinds of errors that we see described earlier on in the letter.”

"Saint Paul and Tradition" | Brant Pitre |
Luke 20:27-38

“The resurrection is the victory of love. God loves us so much that we are alive and never dead.”

Damian Torres-Botello, SJ |

“We must trust that, that this journey that the Lord is going to take us on even though we don't understand the destination and we don't even understand how to get there. That the Lord's going to take us to someplace beautiful.”

Fr. Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ |

“procreation serves the purpose of transmitting life to the next generation but in the resurrection there'll be no more death so there won't be any need for marriage, which has as one of its principal ends procreation”

"The Resurrection" | Brant Pitre |
Overall Readings

“clearly this mother had brought up her sons to understand that we don't understand everything that life is but that we have every reason to trust that God is somehow going to be as faithful to us after this physical death as he has shown himself all of these thousand of years”

GatherClip | "Resurrection means SO MUCH more" | Sr. Joanne |

“Marriage, family and procreation have a lot to do with security. In heaven security is to be found directly in God and not in one's spouse, one's child or one's parents. Then when we get to heaven we will see God as he is and we will no longer need any intermediary”

Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo |

“Where am I going? That is a timeless and ancient question that some of us spend our whole lives avoiding. What awaits us beyond the grave? Death and the inevitability of our own death is not a subject that many people can talk about comfortably.”

"Resurrection of the Dead" | Fr. Geoffrey Plant |

“If I want to begin to make just one difference in our chaotic world I need to start with the willingness to be grateful for what is before me and the willingness to act to bring it to others”

Rita Houlihan |

“What is our biggest task as disciples of Jesus? To follow Jesus into heaven and take somebody else with us. You see, that's what this is all about.”

"'I Am the Resurrection and the Life' says the Lord" | Monsignor Raymond East |

“Our sons and our daughters need to have the same foundation that that woman gave to her sons that enabled them to stand firm in faith even though they were about to face death”

Fr. Tony Ricard |