Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
In Our Weakness
We are so afraid of our smallness. What is large is impressive. The
grand is good. The small seems weak and vulnerable.
John J. Pilch
Enemies And Retaliation
An enemy has sowed weeds among the wheat. The fact is mentioned
without comment. Jesus’ audience understood this perfectly.
will be the end of the world, for although it began long since and
continues now through death, only then will all things come to an
The Wheat and the Weeds
It is helpful to know that the weed named here is a particular
kind (zizania) known for its confusing resemblance to
wheat in the early stages of growth.
Reginald H. Fuller
When I pray as a believer, it is not just “me down
here”—it is the Spirit of God within me praying to
“God up there.”