First Reading - Deuteronomy 30:15-20
30:15 Why am I surprised to read “See” rather than “Hear” or “Listen”? I am also somewhat surprised to read “today” rather than “this day”.
119:1 The First Reading establishes the choice. The Psalm outlines the rewards or effects of the better choice.
3:1 Picking up where we left off last week . . . are you a spiritual person or are you an infant in Christ? What about most of the people in the Christian community in which you find yourself?
5:21 Note the emphasis on hearing rather than sight and seeing. “It was said to those of ancient times” sounds like something in the past that has no or little influence in the present. Who said this and to whom? When were those ancient times?