The Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Fall of Adam and Eve (sculpture at the entrance to the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris).

Here is a link to the Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B.

The three parts are Central idea: Christ’s victory over our sin. Doctrine: Man in paradise. Practical application: Foretaste of paradise.

Here is a sample:

  • God begins the redemption of fallen and wounded man by asking questions.
    • He does not ask questions because he does not know the answers; rather, he wants Adam and Eve (and us) to think about who we are, what we have done, and why we have done it.
    • Has man done the will of God? Our Lord says in today’s Gospel reading that doing the will of God is what makes one a member of the family of God.
    • At this point, Adam and Eve can only blame someone else. Adam blames Eve. Eve blames the serpent.
    • Notice that God does not ask the serpent why he has tricked Eve with his lie. Satan is irreformable, but man is not, so long as his earthly life continues.
  • The account of the fall also includes the promise of salvation.
    • The protoevangelium, or first announcement of the Gospel, is the prophesy of the “woman,” Mary, the New Eve, and ‘her offspring,” Christ, the New Adam, who will over come Satan (CCC 410-412).






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