Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
The Trying of Faith
Perhaps a parent’s greatest love for a child appears more in the hard times than the happy times. Perhaps a friend’s trust is more deeply felt when inclination is otherwise than when it seems effortless.
John J. Pilch
In this story, Jesus returns once again to the disciples, chiefly to reassure Thomas, and through him all followers who experience difficulty believing without seeing.
Cyril of Alexandria
If it was not Christ’s dead body that rose again, how was death conquered, how was the power of corruption destroyed?
Luke underscores the fact that the apostles continue the divinely empowered ministry of Jesus—soon to be illustrated by the healing of the lame man.
Reginald H. Fuller
Through their baptismal identification with Christ’s death and resurrection, Christians have experienced a new birth.