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.

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.

God's Word on Sunday: The well-being of people not negotiable

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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept. 29 (Year C) Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Psalm 146; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-31

It is said that a society or nation can be judged morally and spiritually by what it does to the weakest and most vulnerable. One could also add what it allows or tolerates being done to them. 

God's Word on Sunday: Wheels of divine justice miss nothing

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept. 22 (Year C) Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13

Corruption and dishonesty in the business and social realms are nothing new. 

God's Word on Sunday: God is faithful even when we are not

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept. 15 (Year C) Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14; Psalm 51; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-32

The Golden Calf is alive and well. It is a powerful cultural symbol for greed, infidelity and idolatry — even in secular settings. 

God's Word on Sunday: Intellect without the Spirit doomed to fail

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept. 8 (Year C) Wisdom 9:13-18; Psalm 90; Philemon 9b-10, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33

Humans are usually quite proud of their intelligence and intellectual achievements. 

God's Word on Sunday: Scripture holds many lessons in humility

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept. 1 (Year C) Sirach 3:17-20, 28-29; Psalm 68; Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24a

The greatest adversary we will ever face is our own ego.