Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
The Burden of Baggage
If we profess that “it is in Christ and through his blood that
we have been redeemed and our sins forgiven,” then perhaps our
lives could be lived a little more simply, a little less
John J. Pilch
Spirits, Travel & Hospitality
Jesus’ advice to “shake off the dust on your feet as a
testimony against those who would not extend hospitality” is
a major insult.
He commanded them to take nothing with them, neither bag, nor
money, not bread, so as to teach them to despise riches.
No Bread, Bag, or Money Belt
Who in their right mind would travel the rocky and bandit-ridden
roads of first-century Palestine barefoot, shekel-less, and
without bread or a staff for self-defense?
Reginald H. Fuller
Amos was not a card-carrying member of the prophetic guild; he was
an outsider whom God had called to denounce the government for its
injustices and inhuman policies.