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Spiritual Reflections on Sunday's Readings
29th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
October 17, 2021
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ


Maybe loss, death and suffering are not the worst thing for us, even though they certainly seem to be.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

A Drama of the Heart—Jesus' Sacrifice

What made Jesus' sacrifice, his handing himself over, so special?

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Glory, Glory, Hallelujah

God gave the great gift that James and John wanted, not to any of the apostles, but to two unknown, low-down, petty criminals. 

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

The Greatest Service

Our Lord and Master calls us to be a community of service.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Willingness to Serve

Jesus “was tested in every way.” Do you ever remember this when you are being tested and in need of grace?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

Ain’t no shelter that allows dogs

and I can’t part with them

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