Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
Testing … One Two Three
Shema is the Hebrew word translated “hear!” and it means not simply “attend to!” but also “respond! live it out!”—what we sometimes mean when we say, with some urgency in American English, “Listen up!”
John Kavanaugh, SJ
Unmasking the Great Deception
If we just acknowledge the simple truth of our limits and our sins before God and Christ’s people, we reverse the offense of Eden and enter the gift of Calvary.
John J. Pilch
Jesus engages in direct one-on-one dialogue with this evil spirit in a Scripture-quoting contest.
Since we have at hand the means of overcoming our enemy, we must have no fear of the struggle.
Reginald H. Fuller
If we are to understand the saving significance of Christ’s death and resurrection, the most important presupposition is that human beings are God’s creation and yet are fallen creatures.