We're here in Arlington, Texas, lecturing through Matthew with 500+ of the best folks in the Lone Star State. It's a great time, but I don't think Michael or I are going to have a chance to post on the Readings for this Sunday's Mass this week. Unless Michael does it at 3AM this morning, which he just might.
I am always grateful to participate in these kind of conferences, because of the fruitful cross-fertilization that results from discussing familiar texts with several different scholars. Michael was sharing today about Temple imagery in the Sermon on the Mount--a new perspective to me, but convincingly argued. Dr. Hahn was pointing out the parallels of the blessings of Matt 5 and the woes of Matt 23. Too many to be coincidental!