Scripture Reflections for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Year C, Lectionary 75

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: AbundanceCallChurchConversionCooperateDiscipleEvangelizeFaithFearFollowGraceHistoryHolyHumilityLeadListenMissionPrayerRespondRiskSeekSinTraditionTrustVocationWelcome

Psalm 138:1-5, 7-8
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
"The Gospel and Tradition" | Brant Pitre |
Luke 5:1-11

“the Lord is going to ask you to do something for him and the first thought that you'll have in your head is this, 'why on Earth would God ask me to do this?' because you're the most unqualified person for the job...and yet it's also true that God wants you”

"Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time" | Fr. Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ |

“why did Jesus choose these twelve? Well it wasn't because they were perfect. They were sinful and fragile human beings like us but Jesus chose them despite their fragility and sinfulness just as he calls us today”

"Put out into deep water" | Fr. Geoffrey Plant |
Neomi De Anda |
"Jesus Calls Simon Peter on the Shores of the Sea" | Brant Pitre |

“they listened to Jesus to go into this deeper water, go deeper. They had in their midst of a limitation, they trusted”

"Rock Salt" | Fr. Stephen Thorne |
Overall Readings
"Put Out Into the Deep" | Monsignor Raymond East |

“it is not about what you can do but what you allow God to do through you...God does not call the qualified rather he qualifies those he calls. God is not asking for your ability but for your availability”

Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo |

“Madeleine [Delbrêl] understood that conversion is an ongoing process. She liked to talk about it as a any good dance partner knows following isn't passive”

Colleen Dulle |
Lisa Frey |
Deacon Melvin Burton, Jr. |