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14th Sunday of Ordinary Time A
July 6, 2014

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings

The Word Embodied

Kavanaugh, S. J.

Setting Free the Flesh

Freud proposed that science, rather than religion, might save us from ourselves. The voice of intellect, he said, would he heard and, he hoped, obeyed. Both in his own thought and in subsequent years, however, it would prove to be the other way around.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

God’s Patronage

Children in the ancient Middle East were the weakest and most vulnerable members of society. About 30 percent died at birth or soon after. Thirty percent of live births died by the age of six. Sixty percent did not live past their sixteenth birthday.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

John Chrysostom

This is how Christ treats us. He shows pity when a sinner deserves punishment. When the race that angers him deserves to be annihilated, he addresses the guilty ones in the kindly words: “Come, learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart.”


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Anxiety is the result of listening to the serpent’s temptation of Adam and Eve: “you will be like God.”