Sunday, February 1, 2015
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
This treasure is for everyone
We believe that Jesus’ teaching authority, which astonished his hearers, continues through apostolic succession to each new generation of believers. As Catholic writer Alice Camille put it, “I know that there’s little in my life of faith that doesn’t come to me directly or indirectly as a result of 20 centuries of magisterial collaboration between the church’s leadership and faithful membership.” The deposit of faith is our treasure. Let’s not bury it.
Today’s readings: Deuteronomy 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28 (71). “All were amazed and asked one another, ‘What is this? A new teaching with authority.’ ”