Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
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.
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.
Come, you who welcomed strangers, clothed the naked, visited the sick, comforted prisoners, and assisted
The Real Messianic Secret
The simile of a shepherd separating flock and herd is more than another convenient image for
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.