September 10 – Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Click here for a link to the Sunday readings: Sept. 10, 2017 (

Sample Commentary on Ezekiel 33:7-9

Enemies without

Ancient cities had watchmen who would blow a trumpet if they saw an enemy approaching. If people ignored the warning, the city might be conquered, but this wasn’t the watchman’s fault. If a watchman failed to warn people of danger, however, the blame was his.

Enemies within

As watchman, Ezekiel isn’t to look for enemies coming from outside Israel but from within it. When Israel hears the prophet’s warning, the nation should prepare to battle not its enemies but its own sin.

Want more? To download discussion questions and commentaries on the first reading and the Gospel click here: Sept. 10 – Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time


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