Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
The judge is described as one who neither fears God nor is capable of shame before men. Presumably, he is moved only by bribery, and this woman is either unwilling or unable to use that means.
John Kavanaugh, SJ
What is required of us is to pray always. Our very being must be a prayer, a petition. What is asked of us is that we never lose heart; our very existence must become an act of trust.
John J. Pilch
Because widows were not included in Hebrew laws on inheritance, they became common symbols of the exploited and oppressed.
Gregory of Nyssa
Time has three divisions: past, present, and future. In all three we experience the Lord’s kindly healings with us.
Reginald H. Fuller
Exegesis is the special function of the priest, but it is meant to lead the people also to the exegesis of Scripture, an exegesis that is accomplished not merely in the understanding but in the living of the Christian life.