Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
Some children seem most interested in toys when someone else is in
the room who might dare to touch them.
John J. Pilch
Employer or Patron
The vineyard owner treats the last hired generously and
graciously, “as if” they were relatives. They did
nothing to “earn” such treatment.
story about the vineyard workers is appropriate to this time of
year, the season of the earthly grape harvest.
Good God, Evil Eye
Jesus says that following the commandments is doing “the
good” but that full goodness, indeed
“perfection,” comes with letting go of everything and
Reginald H. Fuller
Paul urges mutual toleration. The strong in particular should
respect the scruples of the weak.