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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

This Little Light of Mine

“Light to the nations” highlights a theme sounded by our Church:
evangelization.
It may not be obvious at first glance, but all of this Sunday's readings point in that direction.

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The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Restoring the Fall

A savior would not dominate men and women, but would free them. Such a savior, far from wanting slaves, would be a servant. Instead of killing for the truth, he would die for it.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

John the Witness

John was acknowledged as one who witnessed to the “truth,” something very unusual in the Mediterranean world. Culturally speaking, precious few people outside one’s close family have a right to the truth.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Cyril of Alexandria

Once sin had been destroyed how could death, which was caused by sin, fail to be wholly annihilated? With the root dead how could the branch survive?

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The Corinthians were engrossed in their own spiritual progress and their own problems. They were congregational in a bad sense, in that they thought they were the whole people of God, living on their own.

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