June 5 - Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time : Restored to Life

June 1st, 2016


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First Reading  1 Kings 17:17–24
A widow’s son is brought back to life by the prophet Elijah.

 

Responsorial Psalm   Psalm 30:2,4,5–6,11–12,13(2a)
The psalmist praises the Lord for deliverance from harm. 

 

Second Reading  Galatians 1:11–19
Paul defends his authority to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

Gospel Reading
Luke 7:11–17

 

Jesus in today’s Gospel meets a funeral procession coming out of thegates of the town of Nain. Unlike when he raised Jairus’ daughter (Mark 5) orLazarus (John 11), no one requests his assistance. Moved by compassion for thewidow who had lost her only son, Jesus steps forward and, laying his hand onthe bier, commands him to arise. Like the physical healings that heperformed, Jesus’ raising people from the dead is a sign of the Messiah’sarrival (Luke 7:22). But it is more than that; these healings are visible signsof the awakening and liberating of men from the spiritual death caused by sin(see Mark 2:1-12).