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17th Sunday of Ordinary Time A
July 27, 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.

The Higher Wisdom

It was not a marketing huckster, but Solomon’s God who offered in a dream, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.” As it turned out, it was not a good time that Solomon sought.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Hidden Treasures

The finder’s joy seems to have led him to disaster. He sells “all that he has.” Given what we know of the difficulties of farming, such self- impoverish- ment to purchase a field courts disaster. The finder has nothing to fall back upon.


Thoughts from the
Early Church


Everyone beginning to live a spiritual life and growing toward maturity needs tutors, guardians, and trustees until the fullness of time arrives for him.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

It is not just pious make-believe to say that everything will turn out all right in the end; it is an assurance based upon what the believers have already experienced from God.