Here’s what I learned from Ken Overberg, S.J., in his recent homily delivered to the students and baby boomers of Xavier University’s Bellarmine Chapel:
- “Our gospels are not exact histories or biographies.”
- “At least three layers make up the gospels: the words and deeds of Jesus, later
remembering and interpreting the life of Jesus (some preached, some written), and still later in new contexts the written gospels.”
- “As best as we can tell, Jesus did not share” Luke’s “view” of salvation.
- The purpose of suffering presented in the Letter to the Hebrews “contradicts Jesus’ image of God.”