Scripture Commentary at Justpeace

I have periodically posted justice and peace commentary regarding the lectionary readings during the years 1998-2000. They are scattered throughout the 500+ pages of this website and have not been easily accessible as a collection. This page accesses those commentaries, in chronological order.


1998: Daily lectionary Year II, Sunday Lectionary Year C

Lent 1998

+ Ash Wednesday February 25, 1998

+ Give us this day our daily Cross Thursday, February 26, 1998

+ Some Advice from God. Friday, February 27, 1998

+ And leaving everything behind. . . Saturday, February 28, 1998

+ The World, the Flesh, and the Devil, Sunday, March 1, the First Sunday of Lent, 1998

+ More Clues from God, Monday, March 2, 1998

+ On Earth as it is in Heaven, Tuesday, March 3, Memorial of Blessed Katherine Drexel, 1998

+ Turn away from violence!, Wednesday, March 4, Memorial of St. Casimir, 1998

+ Righteous Prayer, Righteous Action, Thursday, March 5, 1998

+ Change Your Ways, Friday, March 6, 1998

+ Covenant, Law, Happiness, Saturday, March 7, 1998

+ Covenant, Example, Transfiguration, Sunday, March 8, 1998

+ What goes around, comes around, Monday, March 9

+ Princes of Sodom, People of Gomorrah, Tuesday, March 10

+ Schemes and Conspiracies of Evil, Wednesday, March 11

+ There was a rich man. . . , Thursday, March 12

+ Kill the Prophets, Friday, March 13

+ I once was lost, but now I'm find, Saturday, March 14

+ I have witnessed the affliction of my people, Sunday, March 15

+ Wash yourself seven times in the Jordan Monday, March 16

+ Humility and Reconciliation, Tuesday, March 17

+ Obedience to Just Law, Wednesday, March 18

+ Covenant, Faith, Hope, Thursday, March 19

+ Return to God, Friday, March 20

+ The Dangers of Religious Hypocrisy, Saturday, March 21

+ More on Reconciliation, Sunday March 22

+ Poverty of Spirit, Monday, March 23

+ Let us oppress the Just, Friday, March 27

+ Poor People Are Stupid Scum, Saturday, March 28

+ Throwing Stones, Sunday, March 29, the Fifth Sunday of Lent

+ Corruption & Injustice, Light & Darkness, Monday, March 30

+ The Works of the Father, Tuesday, March 31

+ Slaves to Sin and Unjust Authority, Wednesday, April 1

+ A Very Big Clue, Thursday, April 2

+ Continuing a Theme, Friday, April 3

+ Promise of Redemption, Saturday, April 4

+ Sunday of the Lord's Passion of the Palms, April 5

+ The poor will always be with you, April 6

+ Jesus is betrayed. April 7

+ Shall we betray Jesus today? April 8

+ As I have done, so you must do. Holy Thursday

+ Gethsemene, Judas, Pilate, a literary harmony of the Gospels

+ The Seven Last Words, a literary harmony of the Gospels

+ Justice and peace meditation for Good Friday, 1998

Holy Week 1998

Easter 1998

Summer 1998

Immaculate Heart of Mary Saturday, June 20th

12th Sunday of Ordinary Time Sunday, June 21

Memorial of Sts Thomas More and John Fisher Monday, June 22

Vigil of the Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist Tuesday, June 23

Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist June 24

The Army of Babylon Approaches, Thursday of the 12th week of Ordinary Time, June 25

Jerusalem is Destroyed Friday of the 12th week of Ordinary Time, June 26

Memorial of St. Cyril of Jerusalem (June 27)

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (June 28)

Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul June 29

Memorial of the First Martyrs of Rome June 30

July 8-16, 1998

1st Sunday of Advent, 1998

2nd Sunday of Advent, 1998

3rd Sunday of Advent, 1998

1999: Daily Lectionary Year I, Sunday Lectionary Year A

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time, July 4, 1999

Fall Ordinary Time 1999 Print friendly version, the meditations from September 24, 1999 through November 27, 1999 on one page for easy printing or saving.

Be not afraid! September 24

Clueless Disciples & Walls of Fire September 25

Tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you! September 26

With Faithfulness and Justice, September 27th, memorial of St. Vincent de Paul

Shall we destroy this village?, September 28th

Angel is the name of their office, September 29th, Feast of Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels

Being, Making, Doing, September 30

Justice is with the LORD! St. Therese of Lisieux, October 1

Delivering the oppressed and the oppressor from the hand of oppression, Guardian Angels, October 2

The world will be saved by Beauty, Sunday, October 3, 1999

Who is my neighbor? St. Francis of Assissi, October 4

Nineveh Repents! Film at Eleven, October 5

Lord, teach us to pray., October 6

There will arise the Sun of Justice with its healing rays., Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7

Near is the Day of the Lord!, October 8, 1999

The Judgment of the Nations, October 9, 1999

Invitation to a Feast, October 10, 1999

Grace to you and peace! October 11, 1999

The Suppression of the Truth by Wickedness, October 12, 1999

There is no partiality with God, October 13, 1999

The world is complex, grace is simple, October 14, 1999

The Active and the Contemplative, October 15, 16, 17, 1999

All the way to justice is justice, October 18, 1999

Where sin increased, grace overflows, October 19, 1999

Much will be demanded from those who have received much, October 20, 1999

The wages of sin is death, October 21, 1999

Signs of the Times, October 22-23, 1999

Where is our love for the poor? October 24, 1999

The Spirit bears witness of the Jubilee, October 25, 1999

Yeast, mustard seed, and the groaning of all Creation, October 26, 1999

The last will be first, October 27, 1999

Hope and zeal in a desperate cause, October 28, 1999, the feast of Sts. Jude and Simon the Zealot

The gifts and call of God are irrevocable, October 29-30, 1999

Word, Incarnation, Cup, October 31, 1999

All Saints and All Souls, November 1 - 2, 1999

Solidarity, Judgment, Hospitality, November 3-4, 1999

You cannot serve God and Money, November 5-6, 1999

The wise and the foolish, November 7, 1999

Justice, servant leadership, metanoia, reconciliation, November 8-9, 1999, the Remembrance of Kristallnach and the opening of the Berlin Wall.

The stern judgment of God upon politicians and corporations, November 10, 1999, the memorial of St. Leo the Great.

The essence of Wisdom, November 11, 1999, St. Martin of Tours

Resistence to tyranny is justice, November 12 -18, 1999

What goes around, comes around, November 19-20, 1999

A celebration of Justice, Solemnity of Christ the King, November 21, 1999

Mysteries of the Reign, November 22-23, 1999, memorials of St. Cecilia and Miguel Agustin Pro

Watchful, Faithful, Strong, November 24-27, 1999

The Jubilee Holy Year 2000

Daily Lectionary Year II, Sunday Lectionary Year B

Advent - Christmas 1999-2000 Print friendly versions, the meditations from November 28, 1999 through January 2000 on one page for easy printing or saving.

First Sunday of Advent November 28, 1999. The beginning of the Year of Grace 2000.

The future belongs to the poor, not the rich. November 29 - December 2, 1999, Maura Clarke and the Martyrs of El Salvador

The Second Sunday of Advent, December 3 - 7, 1999, Sts. Nicholas and Ambrose

With God, nothing is impossible, Deeember 8-11, 1999, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and the memorial of the Blessed Juan Diego

GAUDETE!, the third Sunday and week of Advent, December 12-18, 1999, St. Lucy, St. John of the Cross.

The Ark of Salvation, The Fourth Sunday and Week of Advent, December 19-23, 1999.

Today is born our Savior!, justice and peace meditations on the Four Masses of Christmas, December 24-25, 1999, the beginning of the Jubilee Holy Year 2000.

The Conversion of St. Paul, January 25, 2000.

The Victory of Justice, Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, annual Justpeace Christmas season letter, January 9, 2000

Lent 2000, meditations for the 40 days and Sundays of Lent are all on this page.

Holy Week 2000, meditations are all on this page.

Easter season 2000 (April 24 - June 10), all of these meditations are on this page.