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Study of the Readings

Joyce Ann Zimmerman, ed.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
Experience

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The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, S. J.

...Expertise is most respected when it comes from a distance. Prophetic gifts as well..

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Honor governs every dimension of life in the Mediter-ranean world. This is particularly evident in today’s reading, where Jesus is “in his own country” that is, Nazareth or the vicinity...

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Thoughts from the
Early Church


Edith Barnecut, O.S.B., ed.

Commentary:
Symeon the New Theologian

...Such people do not realize that the Christ who spoke then and the Christ who speaks now throughout the whole world is one and the same...

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Preparing for Sunday

Larry
Gillick, S. J.

Intimacy is truly intimacy when fruitfulness of some kind is intended and desired.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

An analysis of the readings for this Sunday.

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