Revised Common Lectionary Commentary

Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost - October 28, 2018

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Saint Dominic contemplating the Scriptures

Saint Dominic
contemplating the Scriptures

Job 42:1-6,10-17

God has invited Job to replace him as divine king and manager of the world, but it is a safe offer, because Job cannot and will not accept it. To ancient people, possessions and progeny indicated God’s favour: God loves him even more dearly after his ordeals.

Hebrews 7:23-28

The author has told us that we have a great high priest – namely, Christ. Now he tells us how our high priest differs from the Temple priests of old.

Mark 10:46-52

The story of blind Bartimaeus is more than a healing story. As Jesus and the disciples near Jerusalem, Bartimaeus spontaneously proclaims Jesus’ true identity. He stands in contrast to the disciples, for he sees better than they the nature of Jesus’ kingly authority.

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