Sunday, January 28, 2024
The readings for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B (see below) invite us to recognize Jesus and grant him authority in our lives. In the first reading, Moses foretells the coming of a mighty prophet. The Gospel tells how the people were amazed by the way Jesus taught with authority.
So possible themes for this Sunday are conversion and magesterium.
Daily Mass Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B
- First Reading – Deuteronomy 18:15-20: “A prophet like me will the LORD, your God, raise up for you from among your own kin; to him you shall listen.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 95: “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.”
- Second Reading – 1 Corinthians 7:32-35: “I am telling you this for your own benefit, not to impose a restraint upon you, but for the sake of propriety and adherence to the Lord without distraction.”
- Gospel – Mark 1:21-28: “What is this? A new teaching with authority. He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him.”