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21st Sunday of Ordinary Time C
August 25, 2013

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings


The Word Engaged

Kavanaugh, S. J.

Consoling Hope

Most young people are said to believe in a hell where nobody goes. Many others, perhaps adults, think there is a hell largely populated by enemies.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Insiders & Outsiders

It is not enough to have shared a meal with Jesus. A radical change of life is also necessary to establish a kinship relationship with him.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Anselm of Canterbury

God cries out that the kingdom of heaven is for sale. The glorious bliss of this kingdom surpasses the power of mortal eye to see, mortal ear to hear, mortal heart to conceive.


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.


The Gospel pictures Jesus in a discussion about just who is on the inside and who will stand weeping and grinding their teeth. Let it be noted that in Luke’s Gospel, Jesus is moving constantly up toward Jerusalem for his final presentation of his life.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The universalism of the Christian Gospel is no easygoing thing. It is intended for all but is offered through Christ alone. The universality goes hand in hand with the “scandal of particularity.”