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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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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Living Trinity

The gift of the Spirit of God is what enables us to live that “eternal life” here and now. Eternal life is the baptized person's participation in the life of the Trinity, both before and after our biological death.

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The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

In the Name of the Father

Despite what the word “God” has meant to various times and cultures—remote creator, unfeeling authority, arbitrary ruler, or a clan of super-beings—in Christianity God is a community of persons.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The World

Judean audiences began to turn a deaf ear to the preaching and soon took measures to eject fellow believers in Jesus from the synagogues.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Gregory Nazianzen

My soul, why do you hold back? Sing praise to the Holy Spirit as well, lest your words tear asunder what is not separated by nature. Let us tremble before the great Spirit who also is God.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

It is in Jesus Christ and his gracious life and death that we encounter the love of God, and this encounter leads to our incorporation into the redeemed community, in which we participate in the common life of the Spirit.

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