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Looking More Closely at the Word
December 25, 2022
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 Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Subversive Celebration

There is a mystery in Christmas far brighter than presents, more persistent than the great wars or personal sorrows that seem to steal it away.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Children of God

Becoming children of God means developing kinship-like loyalties to God, Jesus, and other group members.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Theodotus of Ancyra

No one was afraid to approach Christ, overawed by his immense wealth; no one was kept from coming to him by the grandeur of his royal estate.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Intimate and Cosmic

In the Hebrew Bible, kabod (“glory”) is the physical manifestation of the mysterious presence of God. The humanity of Jesus is exactly that, in a consummate way.

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