Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
Bread and Faith
We are familiar with traditional language about imitating Christ, which is daunting enough. But imitation of God? How does a mere creature relate to that mandate?
John Kavanaugh, SJ
Our problem is not just believing that God could inhabit bread. It is believing that God could inhabit us. We have trouble believing anything transcendent about ourselves.
John J. Pilch
The people disagree with Jesus’ interpretation of Scripture and his application of it to himself. Jesus’ response is quite direct: “Stop your murmuring.”
Denis the Areopagite
If we aspire to communion with Jesus, we must fix our eyes upon the most holy life he lived in the flesh and follow the example of his divine innocence so as to become pure and godlike.
Reginald H. Fuller
Christians are to forgive one another because Christ has forgiven them, and they are to walk in love because Christ loves them with a love that expresses itself in sacrificial terms.