Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
Nothing great and enduring happens fast. So we wait.
John J. Pilch
It is often difficult for sophisticated contemporary believers to
suspend their scientific knowledge in order to understand simpler
Let us arise with joy and run in spirit to meet our Savior.
A literal rendering of the Hebrew of Psalm 40:7 would be, “but ears you have dug for me.” That is such a blunt image that most translations paraphrase.
Reginald H. Fuller
The choice of this reading today is a salutary reminder, needed
particularly at this time of year, not to dissociate the
incarnation from its supreme goal, the atonement.