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Looking More Closely at the Word
20th Sunday of Ordinary Time C
August 14, 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

Disturbing Faith

The gospels start fires in us. They cause trouble.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Salt of the Earth

By demonstrating how to be catalysts for the fire in the earth-oven and summoning us to be and do the same, Jesus challenges American believers.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Denis the Carthusian

Good, interior, spiritual peace consists in the repose of the mind in God, and in a rightly ordered harmony.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Dennis
Hamm, SJ

Jesus, Perfecter of Faith

The author of Hebrews presents Jesus himself as a model for Christian perseverance through tough challenges “for the sake of the joy that lay before him.”

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The race we have to run is “set before us,” that is, we have been entered for it (cf. the New English Bible) at our baptism.

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