First Reading: The prophets always had their work cut out for them, when it came to leading people to trust in God. In this respect, human nature has not changed.
Second Reading: Some of Paul’s community are denying the very heart of the faith, saying that there is no such thing as resurrection from the dead. Sadly, there will always be people who stray from the truth and who proclaim cheap alternatives. We must hold tenaciously to the truth of the Gospel.
Gospel: Before teaching the people, Jesus ’fixes his eyes on them.’ The Lord sees us in depth, not only with sight, but with insight.