This blog collects my research and exegesis notes about the Sunday readings. I started writing these weekly columns to give parishioners a view into what an RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) team talks about in its weekly sessions. These short articles can serve as a starting point for anyone interested in learning about scripture and how the Sunday readings are connected.

These reflections place the Sunday readings in their larger contexts—where the reading fits within scripture, historical or cultural setting information, how the original hearers understood the story, notes about word use and translation, and so on. The reflection also shows how each reading relates to the others by theme, by action, or by specific words, and explains how these relationships contribute to a deeper understanding of the Lectionary message.

I hope you find these reflections informative and thought-provoking.

―—Terence Sherlock