Commentaries for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

READINGS AND OFFICE: 

Today’s Mass Readings (NABRE). Translation used in the USA.

Pending: Today’s Mass Readings (NJB). Scroll down slightly. The NJB is used in most other English speaking countries.

Today’s Mass Readings: RSVCE: Sir 27:30—28:7; Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12; Rom 14:7-9; Matt 18:21-35.

Today’s Divine Office.

THEMES FOR PREACHING, STUDY AND CATECHESIS:

In the readings for today we learn that wrath and anger are hateful things that sinners cling to (Sirach 27:30). If we act in such fashion God will cling to what we have done by remembering our sins of wrath and anger in detail (Sirach 28:1). It is imperative that we forgive others so that we ourselves may be heard and forgiven when we pray (Sirach 28:2; see Matt 6:12 and the Gospel for today, Matt 18:21-35). We have a master willing to forgive our debts (Psalm 103:2-4), but only if we forgive others (Matt 18:32-33). We are but flesh, subject to decay and death (Sirach 28:5-6). The Most High has given us commandments and a covenant (Sirach 28:7), and he is Master and judge over both life and death (Matt 18:32-35), and he has deemed that none of us should live and die for ourselves but for Jesus Christ, the Lord of the living and the dead (Romans 14:7-9).

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Sirach 27:30-28:7.

My Notes on Sirach 27:30-28:7.

A Very Brief Summary of the Thematic of  Today’s Readings.

Word-Sunday Notes on Sirach 27:30-28:7.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Sirach 27:30-28:7.

COMMENTARIES FOR THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 103. Entire psalm.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 103. Entire psalm.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 103. Entire psalm.

COMMENTARIES FOR THE SECOND READING: Romans 14:7-9.

Father MacEvily’s Commentary on Romans 14:7-9.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 14:7-9.

Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 14:7-9. On 9-12.

Word-Sunday Notes on Romans 14:7-9.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Romans 14:7-9.

Homilist’s Catechism on Romans 14:7-9.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Matthew 18:21-35.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matt 18:21-35.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 18:21-35. On 18:35-19:1.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Matt 18:21-35.

St Jerome’s Homily on Matthew 18:35.

Word-Sunday Notes on Matthew 18:21-35.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Matthew 18:21-35.

Homilist’s Catechism on Matthew 18:21-35.

 

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