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Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
July 1, 2018
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Death
and Life

Jesus was humble, was content to be himself. He was not hostile. He grieved for others instead of for himself.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Touching the Hem of the Garment

Willpower, while important, is not enough. Only by touching some higher power— and this is most easily done inside a community
—can we actually change our lives.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Shame and the Lord

Jesus was not willing to tolerate [the woman's] own estimation of herself. He made the official of the synagogue wait for her. “Daughter,” Jesus says to her, “your faith has saved you.“

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Life: the Essence of Salvation

We must, therefore, be on the side of life, opposed to death. This should include opposition to all those things that diminish life.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Encountering Christ

Do you and I have any responsibility to respect the whole of creation and keep everything fashioned by God wholesome? What can you do to protect our environment?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J. Janda


Mother Teresa of Calcutta


He is all
around us

we must
attend Him”

she says

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