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13th Sunday of Ordinary Time C
June 30, 2013

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings


The Word Engaged

Kavanaugh, S. J.

Holy Commitment

We do not easily make commitments. Still less easily do we keep them. This is true of any time and nation. And yet it is particularly true of us. These days, it is difficult for a person to keep a promise fifty hours, much less fifty years.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Luke's Jesus & the Samaritans

Luke adopts a clever strategy to persuade alienated kin—Samaritans and Judeans—to be reconciled. In Luke's story line the Samaritans believed the word preached by the Hellenist Philip but received the Spirit from the Judeans Peter and John.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Hilary of Poitiers

His saying, “I have come not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me,” revealed who had sent him and whom he obeyed, but without detriment to his own power of willing.


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.


The Gospel has several distinct and important features. It is a turning point, literally. Jesus from this point on has turned toward Jerusalem where he will be lifted up on the cross and raised up after his resurrection.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Christians are free because they do not have to acquire salvation by their own works; but because they have already been given salvation as a gift, they are free to work it out in obedience.