Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

[Excerpted from the May/June 2017 issue; by Barbara Shanahan, an alumna of CTU, who has led the Buffalo, New York, Catholic Bible Studies Program since 1992]

Scripture, faith, and life do not allow us to stay long in any one place. This pattern of change and growth is evident in the readings for today’s celebration. We pick up the thread of Matthew’s Gospel in the midst of the Mission Discourse. We “hit the deck running” as we consider the implications of living and extending the reign of God. It may not be a smooth ride! What we have pondered in our celebration of the paschal mystery is brought home to us to live in real time.