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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 22, 2012

UNIFYING OUR DIVISION

In our Gospel today, Jesus and his apostles gathered after their work was complete. They had worked hard – so hard that they did not even have a chance to eat and so Jesus tells them to go away by themselves and rest – Jesus told them to go on retreat.

But the people were so desperate for their instruction that they did not allow the Apostles to leave.

Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians elaborates why: because Christ, and all who preached his words, were breaking down the walls that divide them.

Christ was fulfilling the the prophecy we hear from Jeremiah today: that God will gather the remnant of his flock and raise up a righteous shoot of David.

And that shoot would be known as The Lord Our Justice.

CLICK HERE for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time: (Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 23; Ephesians 2:13-16; Mark 6:30-34)

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