Fr. Scott Lewis is an associate professor of New Testament at Regis College, a founding member of the Toronto School of Theology.

He is a past president of the Canadian Catholic Biblical Association.

Third Sunday of Advent, Dec. 15 (Year A) Isaiah 35:1-6a, 10; Psalm 146; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11

What are the signs of God’s presence? What sort of “footprints and fingerprints” does God leave? One word could sum it up: life. 

God's Word on Sunday: Advent should inspire greater efforts

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Second Sunday of Advent, Dec. 8 (Year A) Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12

The figure described in Isaiah seems too good to be true — in fact, impossible and non-existent. 

God's Word on Sunday: Humanity’s roadmap written in prophecy

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First Sunday of Advent, Dec. 1 (Year A) Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:1-14; Matthew 24:37-44

Sometimes prophecies seem audacious and impossible to believe. This is especially the case when all the external evidence says otherwise. 

God's Word on Sunday: There are no shortcuts to life-giving path

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Christ the King, Nov. 24 (Year C) 2 Samuel 5:1-3; Psalm 122; Colossians 1:12-20; Luke 23:35-43

The most effective way that God can teach us a lesson is to give us what we ask for. 

God's Word on Sunday: We cannot separate light from darkness

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Nov. 17 (Year C) Malachi 4:1-2; Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12; Luke 21:5-19

The wicked and arrogant will be burned up with fire! 

God's Word on Sunday: Knowing God makes us truly alive

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Nov. 10 (Year C) 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 7, 9-14; Psalm 17; 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5; Luke 20:27-38

What are we willing to suffer for our faith or for a matter of principle and conscience? 

God's Word on Sunday: Wisdom puts creation in proper context

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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Nov. 3 (Year C) Wisdom 11:22-12:2; Psalm 145; 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2; Luke 19:1-10

Not all theologies are helpful to us or give God proper honour. 

God's Word on Sunday: We all stand in need of God’s mercy

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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Oct. 27 (Year C) Sirach 35:15-17, 20-22; Psalm 34; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14

Life can seem very unfair and unjust at times.

God's Word on Sunday: Moses sets example of real leadership

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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Oct. 20 (Year C) Exodus 17:8-13; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2; Luke 18:1-8

The image that a military leader projects can make or break an army. 

God's Word on Sunday: Unleash the power of spiritual healing

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Oct. 13 (Year C) 2 Kings 5:14-17; Psalm 98; 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Luke 17:11-19

When pain and suffering become unbearable most people are willing to try anything. 

God's Word on Sunday: Faith is our lifeline through the darkness

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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Oct. 6 (Year C) Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4; Psalm 95; 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14; Luke 17:5-10

How long, O Lord? This cry of anguish has been uttered by many over the centuries. It conveys anger, bewilderment, disillusionment and deep distress in the face of incredible violence, insecurity and the collapse of the social and political order.