If you have been following this blog for a while – first of all: thank you! Secondly you probably realize that by following the cycle of Liturgical readings I have been around the loop more than once. Many (or most) of the times, the Monday through Friday postings of gospel commentaries for the upcoming Sunday are re-posts of something from three years ago. For example, the posting for the week of February 4th (5th Sunday, Year C) was actually written about 6 years ago – updated a bit three years ago – and simply re-posted this year. That being said the following weeks were new as I had never had the need to provide a commentary on the gospels for the 6th, 7th, or 8th Sundays of Year C. Just a quirk of when Easter falls in a particular year. However, as we enter Lent I find that all the gospel commentaries are “good to go” – not meaning they are the end-all and be-all, but I don’t think I have anything fresh to add – and truth be told, I don’t have the time. When I began writing these commentaries back in 2007 our parish was about 700 families. It is now 2,500 families and I am pastor. My free time isn’t what it used to be.
I will keeping posting a link to the entire gospel commentary (in pdf) on Mondays, but at the same time, my plan moving ahead is to add content to one of the options on the home page main menu:
Year C (primarily the Gospel of Luke) will be the repository for the Lucan commentaries but also Year C – for example:
The commentaries are listed in order that Luke wrote, but their use in the C-cycle of readings is noted — and when the cycle uses another gospel, e.g. the 5th Sunday of Lent, there will be a comment for you to take a look under the main menu item – in this case – “John”.
It will be a work in progress, but the yeoman’s work has been done in drafting the commentaries. I hope you continue to find them useful.
Thanks for reading. God bless.