Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
Jesus advises us not to fear the things or people who can harm the body. God attends to the needs of the sparrow, knowing every one that drops to the ground.
John J. Pilch
Secrecy and Openness
that honor bestowed by God is far superior to that which humans give.
How many other grains of wheat imitating the Lord’s passion do we find to gladden our hearts when we celebrate the anniversaries of the martyrs!
The Fear That Frees
Biblical fear of God is a deep sense of God’s otherness and ultimacy, such that all of our actions are governed by our wonder and respect for this powerful Other.
Reginald H. Fuller
To be a bearer of the word of God means to suffer, because that word inevitably encounters hostility and rejection.