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Study of the Readings

Ed. Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings


The Word Encountered

Kavanaugh, S. J.

What do we want more than anything else? What is behind the drama of our desire? What will make us happy?


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

In a society where family and kinship ties are essential conditions for life itself, Jesus’ challenge amounts to social suicide.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

John Henry Newman

He calls us again and again, in order to justify us again and again—and again and again, and more and more, to sanctify and glorify us.


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.

When Jesus meets human beings in the Gospels he encounters them in their limitations, sicknesses and hungers and needs.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

It is the life of discipleship, not the renunciation of wealth per se, that leads to eternal life. It is not enough to obey the Mosaic law in order to enter eternal life...