Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Sunday Word

Time to look at the Sacred Scriptures for this weekend, the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time. You'll find the texts and background material on them here

The first reading, from the Book of Wisdom, answers the question, "Where did death and other undesirable things come from?" (Hint: not from God!)

The second reading, from II Corinthians, contains a number of parallelisms which add a finer literary flair than Paul usually offers us and includes this mysterious verse, almost a riddle: Whoever had much did not have more and whoever had little did not have less.

And our Gospel is a complex text.  It is the story of Jesus raising Jairus' daughter from the dead and includes an account of a second healing Jesus performed on the way to Jairus' house.