Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
Incompre- hensible Death
The love of Christ is the object of our faith. It is not reducible to rational or utilitarian calculus. And yet it recasts the greatest absurdities that beleaguer our minds.
John J. Pilch
Faith and Loyalty
Western readers of this story struggle to understand how a human being could control nature by word alone. Jesus' Middle Eastern contemporaries had no such problem.
On hearing yourself insulted, you long to retaliate; but the joy of revenge brings with it another kind of misfortune.
The disciples likely experienced the kind of scare portrayed in this Sunday’s Gospel more than
once. But Mark's narrative carries far more meaning than a mere report of a storm.
Reginald H. Fuller
Jesus promised the disciples that the mysteries of the kingdom of God would be disclosed to them.