Revised Common Lectionary Commentary

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost - July 25, 2021

Introductions for Readers

Saint Dominic contemplating the Scriptures

Saint Dominic
contemplating the Scriptures

2 Samuel 11:1-15

Over the past few weeks, we have seen David at his best. Now we see his other side, as he makes Bathsheba pregnant, tries to have Uriah think that the child will be his, and in desperation arranges for Uriah to be killed in battle.

Ephesians 3:14-21

Both Jewish and Gentile Christians share in the “boundless riches of Christ”. They have “faith in the Lord Jesus” and love all fellow members of the Church. For these reasons, the author now prays to the Father, who is the very source of existence for all.

John 6:1-21

These stories are familiar to us from the other gospels, but John presents them a little differently. He tells us about certain signs (of which these stories are two) which he hopes will encourage belief, be a starting point for understanding Jesus, and show Christ for who he is.

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