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Looking More Closely at the Word
18th Sunday of Ordinary Time C
July 31, 2022
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al

• Words,     Phrases
To the point
• First Two     Readings
• Experience

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The Word Engaged

John Kavanaugh, SJ

The High and Holy Realm

The readings for the eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time are warnings about the illusions that beset us, the sounds of the sirens that lure us.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Future Plans

In today’s story Jesus is invited to be a mediator, a very difficult but highly honorable role in this culture.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Basil the Great

Possessions give you pleasure for a short time, but then they will slip through your fingers and be gone, and you will be required to give an exact account of them.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Hoard, and You Shall Lose

A careful reading of the story shows it to be a brilliant cartoon illustrating how greed destroys all the covenant relationships.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Ecclesiastes is not so much good news as it is the bad news that has to be heard before the good news becomes audible.

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