Cycle A 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is. 49:14-15; 1 Cor. 4:1-5; Mt. 6:24-34
John Hay’s poem the enchanted shirt humorously describes the nature of human beings to always indulge in worries. There was a king, who thought that he was sick, though he was very healthy and he ate and drank heartily; and enjoyed a peaceful sleep. Since the king said that he was sick, many doctors came to examine him. As they were not able to drive his worry away he executed them.

Cycle A 7th Sunday in the Ordinary Time

Lev 19:1-2, 17-18; 1 Cor 3:16-23; Mt 5:38-48

In the winter of 326 BC, Alexander personally led a campaign against the clans of the Assakenoi of the Swat and Buner valleys. A fierce contest ensued. The Assakenoi fought bravely and offered stubborn resistance to Alexander in the strongholds of Massaga. The fort of Massaga could only be reduced after several days of bloody fighting in

Cycle A 6th Sunday in the Ordinary Time

            Sir. 15:15-20; 1 Cor. 2:6-10; Mt. 5:17-37

It was customary in ancient times that  Every king established   laws and code of conduct for  his subjects. That code of conduct was the bond that united  the subjects of his kingdom. Thus we find many laws in the ancient world.

Cycle A 5th Sunday of the Ordinary Time

Is. 58:6-10; 1 Cor. 2:1-5; Mt. 5:13-16

Hubert was the eldest son and apparent heir of Bertrand, Duke of Aquitaine. As a youth, Hubert was sent to the Neustrian court of Theuderic III at Paris, where his charm and agreeable address led to his investment with the dignity of "count of the palace". Like many nobles of the time, Hubert was addicted to the chase.

Hubert retreated from the court, withdrew into the forested Ardennes, and gave himself up entirely to hunting.