Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
The Vineyard Church
When Jesus looks at scripture, he recalls Isaiah’s parable of
the vineyard, but only to engage it for his own time and people.
John J. Pilch
Tenants and Owners
When a story or parable is interpreted, inevitably the meaning is
not what appears on the surface.
Basil the Great
requires that we allow ourselves to be weeded. To be spiritually
weeded means to have renounced the worldly ambitions that burdened
Varieties of Violence
The love of neighbor to which Jesus calls us urges us to be alert
to the possibility of violence and near-violence in our own
behavior with family members.
Reginald H. Fuller
As in the Lucan parables of the unjust steward and the unjust
judge, Jesus draws a surprising lesson from an utterly
discreditable piece of human behavior.