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Looking More Closely at the Word
Twenty-Fifth Sunday
of Ordinary Time

September 23, 2018
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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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Of Pablum and Passion

Those who study the first-century Mediterranean world tell us that children had the lowest status of all in those societies.

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The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Perils of Power

Ultimately Christ refused the logic of power and self-preservation. He entrusted his entire being into the hands of the One who sent him.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch


To extend hospitality to children (“to welcome them”) would be a laugh to everyone else in the culture.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


The Lord always alternated prophecies of his passion with the performance of miracles, so that he should not be thought to have suffered through lack of power.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The righteous person cries out to God for help against enemies, and expresses confidence in divine vindication.

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