Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
Rock of Ages
What kind of “rock” was Peter when only moments after
his great profession, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the
living God,” Jesus would say, “Get behind me, you have
the thoughts of Satan”?
John J. Pilch
New names were regularly given at significant moments in a
group’s life, especially to the more prominent members.
relates that on the night that Christ was betrayed Peter went
indoors and was standing by the fire warming himself when a girl
accosted him: “You too were with that man yesterday,”
Rock, Chief Rabbi, Majordomo
The play on Simon's nickname is just one of several rich biblical
allusions at work in this key passage.
Reginald H. Fuller
The riches and wisdom of knowledge of God are always too deep to
penetrate, God’s judgments and ways are unsearchable.