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Commentary on the Sunday Readings
in the Catholic Lectionary

The readings are often identical in the
Revised Common Lectionary

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November 2017
26 Sunday 34A17 Christ the King

December 2017
03 Advent 1B18
Advent 2B18

Christ the King
The liturgical year closes with the last “parable” from Matthew’s mighty series in chapters 24-25. As you can see from the notes, this Matthean creation fits in really well with the whole series but also brings it to an intriguing close. Intriguing because there are two radically different readings. The newer reading — quite challenging — should speak to us today because the message is so close to our reality: by our vulnerability Christians disclose Christ to others.
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