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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

Dennis Hamm, SJ

Prodigal Father, Two Lost Sons

The goods of the earth belong to God. Human beings are stewards of those resources, to serve the needs of all.

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The Word Engaged

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Problems with Personal Money

Money is for persons and the only proper use of it is in sharing. What is more, those who make special claim on our sharing are the poor. This is an inescapable conclusion from Luke’s teaching.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The Dishonest Steward

In the preindustrial world of Jesus, agriculture was the heart of the economy. The chief issues were who controlled the land and the agricultural production, and who had the power to extract the surplus.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Gaudentius of Brescia

Those who exercised this ministry of love will be received into the eternal dwellings of the kingdom of heaven, for the King will say: “Come, blessed of my Father, take possession of the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world.”

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Much of First Timothy consists of a Church order, setting out the duties of the Church’s ministry and describing the liturgical activities of the Christian assembly.

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