Revised Common Lectionary Commentary

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost - July 8, 2018

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Saint Dominic contemplating the Scriptures

Saint Dominic
contemplating the Scriptures

2 Samuel 5:1-5,9-10

David has become King of Judah, that is, of the southern tribes. In the north, Abner, once Saul’s military commander, has made Ishbaal King of Israel, but recognizing a lost cause, he has switched to David’s side. Ishbaal has been killed, leaving Israel without a leader.

2 Corinthians 12:2-10

Paul continues to rebut his critics. He now answers another of their claims to superiority. He has written: “If I must boast, I will boast of things that show my weakness”.

Mark 6:1-13

Jesus has used parables to tell the crowds the word of God. He has commissioned and instructed the twelve, showing them that he has power over nature, sickness, and even death. Now Jesus leaves the place where he has healed the woman and Jairus’ daughter.

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