Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
“We’re number one” is the roaring chant of our arenas, our nationalism, our special-interest groups, our petty hurts. But Jesus says that the lowly inherit the land.
John J. Pilch
Honor in the Beatitudes
The things that God considers truly honorable and worthy of praise are almost always the opposite of what human beings of any culture think.
We want to see God, we strive to see him, we long to see him. Who does not? But notice what scripture says: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
The Communion of Saints
We can enjoy what the media and the marketplace do with the fun and fantasy of Halloween and el dia de los muertos, but the Scripture readings remind us of the realities behind the folklore.
Reginald H. Fuller
The Church is an anticipation of the kingdom of heaven. For she, too, is a pluralistic fellowship consisting of “people from every nation, race, tribe and language.”