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Looking More Closely at the Word
Solemnity of Our Lord
Jesus Christ, The King
of the Universe, A

November 26, 2023
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al

• Words,     Phrases
To the point
• First Two     Readings
• Experience

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The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, SJ

The Gospel Realm

  “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters, you do unto me.” These words that challenge us are the very words that save us.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Honor and Hospitality

The ram was associated with honorable Greek gods like Zeus, Apollo, and Poseidon, while the goat was associated with Greek gods known for shameful and unrestrained behavior like Pan, Bacchus, and Aphrodite.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


Come, you who welcomed strangers, clothed the naked, visited the sick, comforted prisoners, and assisted the blind.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

The Real Messianic Secret

The simile of a shepherd separating flock and herd is more than another convenient image for sorting.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

During the daytime the sheep and goats are all mixed up. At night the shepherd separates them because the goats need shelter from the cold, whereas the sheep are hardy enough to stay out all night.

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