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The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology is a non-profit research and educational institute that promotes life-transforming Scripture study in the Catholic tradition.

    How the Lord Calls Us to Forgive - The Feast of St. Mark

    How the Lord Calls Us to Forgive - The Feast of St. Mark

    The St. Paul Center's daily scripture reflections from the Mass for Thursday for the Feast of St. Mark by Ms. Joan Watson.
    Mark, Evangelist Feast
    First Reading: First Peter 5: 5b-14
    Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 89: 2-3, 6-7, 16-17
    Alleluia: First Corinthians 1: 23a, 24b
    Gospel: Mark 16: 15-20

    • 11 min
    The Obedience of Jesus - Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

    The Obedience of Jesus - Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

    The St. Paul Center's daily scripture reflections from the Mass for Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter by Dr. John Bergsma.
    Easter Weekday/ Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest, Martyr
    First Reading: Acts 12: 24 – 13: 5
    Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 67: 2-3, 5, 6 and 8
    Alleluia: John 8: 12
    Gospel: John 12: 44-50
    Learn more about the Mass at www.stpaulcenter.com

    • 13 min
    The Relationship of the Sheep and the Shepherd - Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

    The Relationship of the Sheep and the Shepherd - Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

    The St. Paul Center's daily scripture reflections from the Mass for Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter by Dr. Shane Owens.
    Easter Weekday/ George, Martyr/ Adalbert, Bishop, Martyr
    First Reading: Acts 11: 19-26
    Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 87: 1b-3, 4-5, 6-7
    Alleluia: John 10: 27
    Gospel: John 10: 22-30
    Learn more about the Mass at www.stpaulcenter.com

    • 11 min
    The Spiritual Symbolism of Uncleanness - Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter

    The Spiritual Symbolism of Uncleanness - Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter

    The St. Paul Center's daily scripture reflections from the Mass for Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter by Dr. Scott Hahn.
    Easter Weekday
    First Reading: Acts 11: 1-18
    Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 42: 2-3; 43: 3-4
    Alleluia: John 10: 14
    Gospel: John 10: 1-10
    Learn more about the Mass at www.stpaulcenter.com
     

    • 11 min
    The Shepherd’s Voice: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourth Sunday of Easter

    The Shepherd’s Voice: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourth Sunday of Easter

    Readings:
    Acts 4:8–12
    Psalm 118:1, 8–9, 21–23, 26, 29
    1 John 3:1–2
    John 10:11–18
    Jesus, in today’s Gospel, says that He is the good shepherd the prophets had promised to Israel.
    He is the shepherd-prince, the new David—who frees people from bondage to sin and gathers them into one flock, the Church, under a new covenant, made in His blood (see Ezekiel 34:10–13, 23–31).
    His flock includes other sheep, He says, far more than the dispersed children of Israel (see Isaiah 56:8; John 11:52). And He gave His Church the mission of shepherding all peoples to the Father.
    In today’s First Reading, we see the beginnings of that mission in the testimony of Peter, whom the Lord appointed shepherd of His Church (see John 21:15–17).
    Peter tells Israel’s leaders that the Psalm we sing today is a prophecy of their rejection and crucifixion of Christ. He tells the “builders” of Israel’s temple that God has made the stone they rejected the cornerstone of a new spiritual temple, the Church (see Mark 12:10–13; 1 Peter 2:4–7).
    Through the ministry of the Church, the shepherd still speaks (see Luke 10:16), and forgives sins (see John 20:23), and makes His body and blood present, that all may know Him in the breaking of the bread (see Luke 24:35). It is a mission that will continue until all the world is one flock under the one shepherd.
    In laying down His life and taking it up again, Jesus made it possible for us to know God as He did—as sons and daughters of the Father who loves us. As we hear in today’s Epistle, He calls us His children, as He called Israel His son when He led them out of Egypt and made His covenant with them (see Exodus 4:22–23; Revelation 21:7).
    Today, let us listen for His voice as He speaks to us in the Scriptures, and vow again to be more faithful followers. And let us give thanks for the blessings He bestows from His altar.

    • 3 min
    To Whom Shall We Go? - Saturday of the Third Week in Easter

    To Whom Shall We Go? - Saturday of the Third Week in Easter

    The St. Paul Center's daily scripture reflections from the Mass for Saturday of the Third Week in Easter by Mr. Clement Harrold.
    Easter Weekday
    First Reading: Acts 9: 31-42
    Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 116: 12-13, 14-15, 16-17
    Alleluia: John 6: 63c, 68c
    Gospel: John 6: 60-69
    Learn more about the Mass at www.stpaulcenter.com

    • 10 min

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