Study of the ReadingsEd. by Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point • First Two Readings
Building? or Hearing?
What Jesus meant when he called himself “the Son of Man” is a topic of endless scholarly conjecture.
John Kavanaugh, SJ
The Long Haul
What happens if we listen to Jesus? Most of us have been listening for years. Supposedly that is one of the reasons we still show up in church. It’s his call we are heeding.
John J. Pilch
In Matthew’s lifetime, many actual and potential Mediterranean believers in Jesus were troubled by his shameful death. If this man’s life and ministry were pleasing to God, why did it seem that God abandoned him?
May we all therefore be confirmed in our faith through the preaching of the holy Gospel, and let no one be ashamed of the cross by which Christ has redeemed the world.
Reginald H. Fuller
The gospel involves the use of mythological concepts, but it uses them to interpret history, which is a very different thing.