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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

What the Samaritan Sees

There is more Luke’s word “thanking” than meets our English–reading eye and ear. For Luke writes *euchariston*—-a word that is used in the Greek Bible only for thanks and praise given God.

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The Word Engaged

John Kavanaugh, SJ


If we could count the fears, both small or large, that once hounded us, and then thank God for each dreaded outcome never met, we would reach no end to gratitude.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch


In the Mediterranean world Jesus is not a “mentor” but rather a “faction founder” who builds his “faction” around himself by gathering “followers” or “disciples.”

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Commentary by Bruno of Segni

Sinners have often been forgiven before they came to a priest. In fact, their repentance and healing occur simultaneously: at the very moment of their conversion they pass from death to life.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

In antiquity, leprosy was regarded as the worst of diseases, and its cure an impossibility. Thus, the story became a parable of human beings’ plight, from which they would only be delivered by the Messiah, that is, by a miracle at the end of time.

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