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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

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Dennis Hamm, SJ

Unprofitable Servants, Worthless Slaves?

In living the life of faith, we come to see that we have a secure role in the “household of God”—an early metaphor for the community of the Church.

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The Word Engaged

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Midwives of God

Faith. Hope. Love. I have often asked what these paltry human acts might mean to the sweep of history, to the portentous powers of culture, to the lost. How can they give birth to goodness in a world that so often seems to gestate death?

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Without Need

The thrust of the story is clear and straightforward. Good servants do what they are told. A master never has to thank a servant for doing what was expected.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Commentary by Augustine of Hippo

We must believe, then, in order to pray; and we must ask God that the faith enabling us to pray may not fail. Faith gives rise to prayer, and this prayer obtains an increase of faith.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

All successors to the ministry of the apostles must not merely preserve the tradition but give living testimony to it, that is, unpackage it and make it relevant to the contemporary world.

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