Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
Unprofitable Servants, Worthless Slaves?
In living the life of faith, we come to see that we have a secure role in the “household of God”—an early metaphor for the community of the Church.
John Kavanaugh, SJ
Midwives of God
We witness within ourselves awesome malevolence. Wars are waged; women are degraded; children are disposed of.
John J. Pilch
The word usually translated “faith” in the New Testament is better translated as “loyalty” or “reliability.”
Augustine of Hippo
Where there is no faith, there is no prayer. Who would pray for something he did not believe in?
Reginald H. Fuller
The meaning of the word translated as faith” here (‘emunah) is steadfast loyalty, holding on in obedience to the law, even when it apparently pays no dividends.