Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
Happiness in Hard Times
Paul’s letter to the Philippians is filled with promise. A great work has been started in the community, and Paul is convinced that it will be carried to completion.
John J. Pilch
Repentance and Forgiveness of Sins
In the peasant world of first-century Palestine debt threatened the loss of land, livelihood, and family.
Origen of Alexandria
When you yourselves have begun to despise your sins, they will be forgiven.
The Incarnation, Still Dawning upon Us
Let me express a conviction straight out: Advent is about the incarnation.
Reginald H. Fuller
Tradition is not something left behind by a Jesus now dead, but a process inaugurated by Jesus in his earthly life and constantly reenacted as a living word.