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Twenty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time A

September 3, 2017
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al

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

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Stumbling Stone, Burning Heart, Living Sacrifice

Paul himself, in the Second Reading (from Romans), supplies a stunning image for Christian service that deserves our attention. “Offer your bodies,” he writes, “as a living sacrifice.”

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The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Not Conforming to the Age

  “It is like a fire burning in my heart, imprisoned in my bones; I grow weary holding it in, I cannot endure it.” The gift of prophecy required a life of resistance.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

True Honor

Jesus’ claim to honor is that God wills his suffering and death at the hands of his enemies, but that God will bestow even greater honor by raising him from the dead.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


What we love indicates the sort of people we are, and therefore making a decision about this should be our one concern in choosing a way of life.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Transformation takes place through hearing the Word of God and through offering oneself to God in union with Christ’s suffering. This takes place quite concretely in the liturgy.

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