Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
The way of Jesus stands in contrast to our personal wars as well as our public ones.
John J. Pilch
Jesus urges the humiliated disciple to suffer the shame and surrender the right to defend honor. Is the advice radical or culturally practical?
People guided only by their own reason find it very hard to be patient, peaceful, sweet-tempered and charitable to their neighbors when they treat them badly and wrong them.
Does Jesus Want Doormats for Disciples?
Why follow someone who teaches you to be a bunch of wimps and doormats?
Reginald H. Fuller
Jesus is not contradicting the Old Testament but is radicalizing it, going much further though in the same direction.