At the time of
The religious leaders at the time of
One of the themes in the Gospel of Matthew is dealing
with religious leaders. The Faithful
today have a similar issue with the likes of
The virtue of prudence does require the Faithful to
use their common sense in their forgiveness of others. Saint Paul and
To be anti-Jewish today is very politically incorrect. As politically incorrect as that charge
The issue concerns those who hear the Word of God, but
do not accept it. While
The Lectionary readings begin with Malachi,
readings that criticize the religious leaders of the
Psalm 131 finds peace fulfilling the law of love, like a child at the breast of its mother. Psalm 131 turns away from the competitive testosterone-ridden life on-edge toward the sharing life, quiet and at peace. Psalm 131 hopes in the Lord rather than competitive earthly accomplishments.
The Eucharist gave the first Christians the excitement
and joy of the Thessalonians, an excitement and joy continuing to the present. When
For more on sources see the Appendix file. Personal Notes are on the web site at www.western-civilization.com/CBQ/Personal%20Notes
 Barbara E. Reid, O.P., “Violent Endings in Matthew’s Parables and Christian Nonviolence," the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 66, No. 2 (April 2004) 255.
 Jack Dean Kingsbury, “The Developing Conflict between Jesus and the Jewish Leaders in Matthew’s Gospel: a Literary-Critical Study," the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 49, No. 1 (January 1987) 61, 62, 64.
 Louise Joy Lawrence, “`For truly, I tell you, they have received their reward’ (Matt 6:2): Investigating Honor Precedence and honor Virtue," the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 64, No. 4 (October 2002) 702.
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