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17th Sunday of Ordinary Time C
July 28, 2013



Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings
Experience

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The Word Engaged

John
Kavanaugh, S. J.

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.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Mediterr-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.

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Thoughts from the
Early Church


Venerable Bede

To seek the kingdom of God and its justice is to long for the graces of our heavenly homeland, and to give constant thought to the kind of upright living that will deserve to obtain them

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Preparing for Sunday

Larry
Gillick, S. J.

God alone does it perfectly in revealing divine love through Jesus and the Holy Spirit. The reception of that love is how we love God and how we fulfill the First Commandment. The reception of the Eucharist is how we allow Jesus to touch us lovingly.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Pleading his case by a kind of Dutch auction, Abraham arrives at the point where he asks YHWH if ten righteous persons would be enough to save the city and is assured that it would. The dialogue is then broken off, but the city is not spared.

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