Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
Charmed and perhaps even inspired by these nonviolent strategies of David, we come to the Gospel passage, the core of Luke’s Sermon on the Plain, with fresh ears.
John Kavanaugh, SJ
Open to the Spirit
Christians have learned to distract ourselves with minutiae while we dismiss the revolutionary import of Christ's words.
John J. Pilch
Jesus is asking the elite to behave toward strangers just as they would behave toward members of their own household. He is urging the haves to treat have-nots as if they were family.
Augustine of Hippo
Many people seek to discover God's mercy and faithfulness from the sacred books, and yet, when their learning is done, they live for their own sakes and not for God's.
Reginald H. Fuller
The biblical ethic is essentially one of response to God's treatment of his people—this is true both in the Old Testament and in the New.