Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
Perils of Power
Ultimately Christ refused the logic of power and self-preservation. He entrusted his entire being into the hands of the One who sent him.
John J. Pilch
Within the family and the community, the child had next to no status. A minor child was considered equal to a slave.
The Lord always alternated prophecies of his passion with the performance of miracles, so that he should not be thought to have suffered through lack of power.
Of Pablum and Passion
Those who study the first-century Mediterranean world tell us that children had the lowest status of all in those societies.
Reginald H. Fuller
Jesus’ passion was the outcome of his obedient delivery of the message of the kingdom despite his people’s rejection.