firstfruits

July 13th 2014 – Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Listen Here! The Word’s Return Readings: Isaiah 55:10-11   Psalm 65:10-14 
Romans 8:18-23     Matthew 13:1-23 Today’s readings, like last week’s, ask us to meditate on Israel’s response to God’s Word—and our own. Why do some hear the word of the kingdom, yet fail to accept it as a call to conversion and faith in Jesus [...]

Catholic Mass Readings for Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

First Reading Rom 8:18-25 Brothers and sisters: I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us. For creation awaits with eager expectation the revelation of the children of God; for creation was made subject to futility, not of its own accord but because of the one who subjected it, in hope that creation itself would be set free from slavery to corruption and share in the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that all creation is groaning in labor pains even until now; and not only that, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, we also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. [...]