Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
Of Pablum and Passion
Those who study the first-century Mediterranean world tell us that children had the lowest status of all in those societies.
John Kavanaugh, SJ
Perils of Power
Ultimately Christ refused the logic of power and self-preservation. He entrusted his entire being into the hands of the One who sent him.
John J. Pilch
To extend hospitality to children (“to welcome them”) would be a laugh to everyone else in the culture.
The Lord always alternated prophecies of his passion with the performance of miracles, so that he should not be thought to have suffered through lack of power.
Reginald H. Fuller
The righteous person cries out to God for help against enemies, and expresses confidence in divine vindication.