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17th Sunday of Ordinary Time
July 24, 2016

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings

Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Ask and You Shall Receive

But everything in the context of our present reading, from Luke 11, points to the assurance that the Father to whom we say“Give us each day our daily bread” will indeed do so. What's more, he will even give us the ultimate Gift, the Holy Spirit.


The Word Embodied

Kavanaugh, SJ

Praying and Pleading

I ask God for everything I want but am nowhere near as successful as Abraham. I ask for health, miracles, X-ray vision to find lost articles, and, interminably, to be a better person.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

anean and American Prayer

In the
Mediterranean world of our ancestors in the Faith, peasants
realized only too well that they were not in charge of anything.


from the
Early Church

Venerable Bede

As we do our best to follow in our Lord's footsteps, let us ask God the Father for the grace of his Spirit to lead us along the path of that true faith which works through love.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Abraham is the mouthpiece of the conviction that YHWH, as a God of justice, would not destroy Sodom if it also meant the destruction of a few righteous persons along with the guilty majority.