Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
In life, little acts count. In fact, that is what a life is all about, a long parade of moments deceptively inconsequential.
John J. Pilch
Many parables begin with the phrase “the kingdom of God is like ... ”. The English phrase is unfortunate because Jesus is not describing a place (kingdom) but rather a person (God).
Christ is the kingdom, because all the glory of his kingdom is within him.
Think Shrub, Not Cedar
The parables of the kingdom of God are not primarily about heaven. They are about God's reign on earth wherever people acknowledge God's kingship in their lives
Reginald H. Fuller
The ancients did not understand the process of growth as we do; they thought only of the contrast between the seed and the grown plant or tree.