Accepting bodily resurrection is essential to
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 (Psalm 40:5-a)
Psalm 1 is a six-verse psalm. The psalmist is thinking acrostically, that is, with a purpose to teach and to learn wisdom. That “the way of the wicked vanishes” at the conclusion of the psalm indicates how the psalmist is thinking.
Sea Scrolls contain a hymn associated with the tree in Psalm 1:3 “planted
beside the waters,” a tree that the Lectionary associates with the tree
To begin, 1 Corinthians 15:20 is used both here and in
The Greek for vain, in the phrase, “your faith is vain,” connotes pointless. The Greek for for this life only connotes less a sense of purpose than a sense of time. Bodily resurrection is essential to Christian hope, according to the Greek for this Lectionary reading.
1 Corinthians 15:1-47
1 Corinthians 15:1-47 is apocalyptic, maintaining a tension between the last things, not yet obtained, and the last things already obtained. In other words, the fullness of grace is yet to come, although grace is already present in the hearts of the Faithful.
1 Corinthians 15
Barker insists on secrets among elite participants in both the First and New Testaments. I understand neither the secrets, nor who has them, nor why, according to Barker.
1 Corinthians 15:16-17
1 Corinthians 15:20
Firstfruits symbolizes the whole harvest. The
Gospel: Luke 6:17, 20-26
The image is of the Exodus into the Promised Land. Within the context of the Lectionary, the Promised Land is the land of the resurrected body. The geography of where that land is belongs not only to the hearts of the Faithful, but also, according to Catholic doctrine, to an unidentified physical place somewhere.
McCormick asks the question of how the biblical command to love enemies should inform the response of the United States to terrorism.
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