MATTHEW

May 25, 2024

Matthew 28:16-20 Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity May 26, 2024 “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40 Romans 8:14-17 Matthew 28:16-20 A. Text/Context • One of the great mysteries that we have in the Christian faith is the mystery of the Holy Trinity or we call it in Spanish as the Santisima Trinidad • The very simple explanation of the holy trinity is this: the father is present in the son and the holy spirit, the son is present in the father and the holy spirit, and the holy spirit is present in the father and the son • 3 divine persons considered as one and not really […]
November 26, 2023

Matthew 25:1-13 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Wisdom 6:12-16 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 Matthew 25:1-13 Text/Context The parable of the 10 virgins is only peculiar to Matthew. It is not found in any other gospels The parable is about the 10 wise and foolish virgins waiting for the groom to arrive In the Jewish culture, a virgin means a young woman or a teenager. That is why the Blessed Virgin Mary is described as a young maiden when she bears her Son Jesus The parable of the 10 virgins tells us a part of a wedding ceremony in the Jewish culture This is […]
November 19, 2023

Matthew 25:14-30 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Proverbs 31:10-13 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 Matthew 25:14-30 Text/Context It is very common in the New Testament Times that when a rich person travels he would entrust his money to his servants so that even while he is away, his business will continue Aside from that, traveling is very dangerous during those times because there are many thieves along the way and criminality was rampant And of course there are no secure places to hide the money so the traveller has to entrust his wealth to an agent or caretaker or his trusted servants And so […]
November 12, 2023

Matthew 25:1-13 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Wisdom 6:12-16 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 Matthew 25:1-13 Text/Context The parable of the 10 virgins is only peculiar to Matthew. It is not found in any other gospels The parable is about the 10 wise and foolish virgins waiting for the groom to arrive In the Jewish culture, a virgin means a young woman or a teenager. That is why the Blessed Virgin Mary is described as a young maiden when she bears her Son Jesus The parable of the 10 virgins tells us a part of a wedding ceremony in the Jewish culture This is […]
November 5, 2023

Matthew 23:1-12 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Malachi 1:14-2:2, 8-10 1 Thessalonians 2:7-9,13 Matthew 23:1-12 Text/Context Jesus spoke to the people and to his disciples and said that the scribes and the Pharisees are the authorities, do and observe what they tell you but do not follow their example Because they only love to show the externals of the law but when it comes to real charity they are not doing it. They do not lift a finger to assist those who are in need Jesus is now in the public ministry preaching about the KOG, and he has many followers but […]
October 29, 2023

Matthew 22:34-40 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Exodus 22:22-26 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10 Matthew 22:34-40 Text/Context I am pretty sure that everyone of you is familiar with the 10 commandments. You may not be able to enumerate them completely but you know them And this is the same 10 commandments that the Jewish people are following included  their scriptures known as the Torah And in the gospel today, there is this Scribe who approached Jesus and asked Teacher which commandment in the law is the greatest Jesus during his time is already popular among the intellectual community because of his wisdom. Jesus is […]
October 28, 2023

Matthew 22:34-40 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 29, 2023 “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.”

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Exodus 22:22-26 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10 Matthew 22:34-40 A. Text/Context • I am pretty sure that everyone of you is familiar with the 10 commandments. You may not be able to enumerate them completely but you know them • And this is the same 10 commandments that the Jewish people are following included their scriptures known as the Torah • And in the gospel today, there is this Scribe who approached Jesus and asked Teacher which commandment in the law is the greatest • Jesus during his time is already popular among the intellectual community because […]
October 21, 2023

Matthew 22:15-21 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 22, 2023 Then they handed him the Roman coin. He said to them, “Whose image is this and whose inscription?” They replied, “Caesar’s.” At that he said to them, “Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.”

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 45:1,4-6 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5 Matthew 22:15-21 A. Text/Context • Today we hear in the gospel the altercations between Jesus and the Pharisees together with the Herodians. 1 against 2 • We know that the Pharisees include the authorities in the temple who adhere to the strict observance of the Jewish traditions • And the Herodians are very loyal to the Roman emperor who at that time was Tiberius Caesar Augustus and these Herodians do not care either about God or religion • So together they want to trap Jesus concerning the question of paying […]
October 14, 2023

Matthew 22:1-14 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 15, 2023 But when the king came in to meet the guests, he saw a man there not dressed in a wedding garment. The king said to him, “My friend, how is it that you came in here without a wedding garment?”… “Bind his hands and feet, and cast him into the darkness outside”… “Many are invited, but few are chosen.”

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 25:6-10 Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20 Matthew 22:1-14 A. Text/Context • The gospel today gives us an explanation about the KOG expressed in the parable of the wedding feast • And a very powerful figure is the one hosting a banquet; it is the king who gives the invitation for the royal wedding of his son • What happened? The invited guests refused to come after two invitations and the 2nd time around they have plenty of excuses • As a background for this gospel parable, in the Mediterranean culture the 1st invitation is a survey […]