Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
Not Conforming to the Age
The gift of prophecy required a life of resistance.
John J. Pilch
Jesus’ riposte (a fencing term describing a sharp, swift thrust after parrying an opponent’s lunge) is to call Peter a “satan,” a tester of loyalties.
What we love indicates the sort of people we are, and therefore making a decision about this should be our one concern in choosing a way of life.
Stumbling-Stone, Burning Heart, Living Sacrifice
Paul supplies a stunning image for Christian service that deserves our attention. “Offer your bodies,” he writes, “as a living sacrifice.”
Reginald H. Fuller
Transformation takes place through hearing the Word of God and through offering oneself to God in union with Christ’s suffering.