Connections: Daily Gospel Resources

If you follow the “Oboedire” site, you know that one of the disciplines I quietly commend is reading the daily Gospel lesson.  Just for review, here are the places where I have found help in doing that….

The lesson itself is posted on

You can also find a handy list of all daily readings at “The Word Among Us” website.  On the Home Page, go to the “Meditations” page and then look to the right for the “Mass Reading Calendar.”

Along with the direct reading of the text, I’m finding these commentaries inspiring…

(1) John Michael Talbot has a Twitter-length comment ( in the “News” section of his website or on his Face Book page.

(2) The Henri Nouwen Society has a short quote from Henri that goes along with the daily gospel lesson.

(3) The Daily Gospel website has a commentary (from one of the saints) on each gospel lesson.

(4) The Word Among Us website has a devotional writing based on the gospel lesson.

(5) Eugene Peterson has two little books that have brief comments on the Gospels, and you can find the one that goes with the daily lesson:  Praying With Jesus (Matthew & John) and Praying With the Early Christians (Luke & Acts).

I am continuing to look for Orthodox and Protestant resources that provide commentary on the daily Gospel reading, but I hope what I’ve offered above will help you sustain a meaningful reading of the Gospel story in the Bible day after day.

About Steve Harper

Dr. Steve Harper is retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 45 books. He is also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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