Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
Setting Free the Flesh
Paul describes the law of the flesh as wild sexual irresponsibility, slavery, and violent jealousy.
John J. Pilch
Children in the ancient Middle East were the weakest and most vulnerable members of society.
“Come, learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart.” Our master carries a whip not to wound, but to heal us.
A Disturbing Challenge
It seems that the main image of Messiah in the minds of Jesus' contemporaries was modeled after King David. The Anointed One of the Age to Come would be a warrior like David of old.
Reginald H. Fuller
The whole person, with the so-called higher nature as well as the lower, stands in need of redemption.