Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
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.
John J. Pilch
Becoming children of God means developing kinship-like loyalties to God, Jesus, and other group members.
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.
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.
Reginald H. Fuller