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What God has joinedScott Hahn

In today's Gospel, the Pharisees try to trap Jesus with a trick question. The "lawfulness" of divorce in Israel was never an issue. Moses had long ago allowed it (see Deuteronomy 24:1--4). But Jesus ...

To belong to Christ Scott Hahn

Today's Gospel begins with a scene that recalls a similar moment in the history of Israel, the episode recalled in today's First Reading. The seventy elders who receive God's Spirit through Moses prefigure ...

Servant of allScott Hahn

In today's First Reading, it's like we have our ears pressed to the wall and can hear the murderous grumblings of the elders, chief priests, and scribes--who last week Jesus predicted would torture and ...

Following the Messiah Scott Hahn

In today's Gospel, we reach a pivotal moment in our walk with the Lord. After weeks of listening to His words and witnessing His deeds, along with the disciples we're asked to decide who Jesus truly is. Peter ...

Pure religionScott Hahn

Today's Gospel casts Jesus in a prophetic light, as one having authority to interpret God's law. Jesus' quotation from Isaiah today is ironic (see Isaiah 29:13). In observing the law, the Pharisees honor ...

A choice to make Scott Hahn

This Sunday's Mass readings conclude a four-week meditation on the Eucharist. The Twelve Apostles in today's Gospel are asked to make a choice--either to believe and accept the New Covenant He offers ...

Wisdom's FeastScott Hahn

The Wisdom of God has prepared a feast, we hear in today's First Reading. We must become like children (see Matthew 18:3--4) to hear and accept this invitation. For in every Eucharist, it is the folly ...

Take and Eat Scott Hahn

Sometimes we feel like Elijah in today's First Reading. We want to lie down and die, keenly aware of our failures--that we seem to be getting no better at doing what God wants of us. We can be tempted ...