Study Guide for January 29, The 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Here’s a link to the Sunday readings for Jan. 29 (

Sample Commentary on Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13

The day of the LORD was originally a way of referring to Israelite celebrations of the freedom and protection God had given them. The prophet Amos turned the phrase into a warning that God would judge and punish people for their idolatry and injustice. Zephaniah goes further: not only people but the whole earth is subjected to God’s punishment.

Here’s a link to discussion questions and commentaries on the First Reading and the Gospel passage for Jan. 29.


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