Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
The reason we reject our own heroic and prophetic possibilities, if we are honest with ourselves, is that we know how weak and inadequate we are.
John J. Pilch
In the Middle East, a son is expected to take up his father’s occupation or profession. There is no expectation of “doing better than one’s parents” or “getting ahead in life.”
Symeon the New Theologian
The Christ who spoke then and the Christ who speaks now throughout the whole world is one and the same.
A Not-For-Prophet Group?
Jesus fit the traditional Hebrew role of prophet. People were amazed that he spoke not as the scribes and Pharisees but as one having authority.
Reginald H. Fuller
Mark introduces one of his reminders of the impending passion into the early part of his narrative.