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23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time C
September 8, 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.

Eternal Vigilance

If we treat our children as if they are either our possessions or our gods, it will not only be impossible to follow Christ; it will be impossible to love them.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Risky Behaviors

Choosing Jesus is thus equivalent to letting one’s family go, “hating” the family. Hate is more suitably translated “prefer,” that is, one who “hates” family actually prefers another group to the family.

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Thoughts from the
Early Church


John Cassian

On the material level, we have to despise all worldly wealth and possessions; we must reject our former way of life with its vices and attachments, both physical and spiritual.

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Preparing for Sunday

Larry
Gillick, S. J.

Satisfaction

In the spiritual life, that personal drive for satisfaction can result in disheartening feelings of not being, not doing, and so not feeling adequate.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Martyrdom is discipleship carried to its ultimate conclusion. Hence the honor the Church has always paid to its martyrs.

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