Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
All You Need Is Love
Love isn’t just anything. It involves heart and will, soul and
life, mind and strength. It requires a covenantal fidelity. It makes
demands. Love is not mere ardor; it is arduous.
John J. Pilch
The Law of Love
What does Jesus understand by love? Mediterranean cultural
anthropology sheds some light.
To speak about
love there is no need to select some special passage of Scripture
to serve as a text for the homily; open the Bible at any page and
you will find it extolling love.
How to Love God
In Jesus’ response to the lawyer’s question, however, he is
quite clear that loving God is indeed the first and greatest
Reginald H. Fuller
Abstract justice is not enough, especially for the
underprivileged. This lesson was obviously chosen to go with the
summary of the Law that forms today’s gospel reading.