Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
Jesus says that his kingdom is not of this world. It is a kingdom not fought for with old means of warfare. Rather, it testifies to truth.
John J. Pilch
Jesus’ followers are not subjects in a kingdom but persons who hear the truth and respond to it.
What is Christ’s kingdom? It is simply those who believe in him.
Jesus does not accept the ordinary political implications of kingship. His is another kind of kingship entirely.
Reginald H. Fuller
Christ loves us. Christ’s love is perpetual and goes beyond
the historical event of the redemption.