Study of the ReadingsEd. by Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point • First Two Readings
How to Love God
How, then, does one take seriously (and concretely and practically) the command to love the invisible God? Are all followers of Christ to become monks?
John Kavanaugh, SJ
All You Need Is Love
Love isn’t just anything. It involves heart and will, soul and life, mind and strength. It requires a covenantal fidelity. It makes demands. Love is not mere ardor; it is arduous.
John J. Pilch
The Law of Love
Jesus’ statement on the greatest commandment is probably the best-known and most-discussed passage in all of Scripture. Placed in its Mediterranean cultural context, it takes on a fresh and concrete meaning.
To speak about love there is no need to select some special passage of Scripture to serve as a text for the homily; open the Bible at any page and you will find it extolling love.
Reginald H. Fuller
Jesus undoubtedly appeared not only as the final apocalyptic preacher but also as the authoritative declarer of God’s wisdom.