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2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time A
January 19, 2014

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings


The Word Embodied

Kavanaugh, S. J.

Restoring the Fall

Albert Camus wrote, I believe, the most incisive account of what our “fallen nature” would be without the Lamb of God that John the Baptist announced.


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.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Cyril of Alexandria

One Lamb died for all to restore the whole flock on earth to God the Father; one died for all to make all subject to God.


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.