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Study of the Readings

Joyce Ann Zimmerman, ed.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Reading
Experience

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The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, S. J.

It is a common misunderstand-ing, it seems to me, to expect that the experience of a call from God is somehow laced with peace . . . Many prophets, even Moses, were reluctant and hesitant. They often felt not up to the test at all...

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

...Modern believers are amazed that the people Jesus invites to join him seem to drop everything and follow him immediately...

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Thoughts from the
Early Church


Edith Barnecut, O.S.B., ed.

Commentary:
Caesarius of Arles

In today’s gospel, beloved, we heard the exhortation to repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand...


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Preparing for Sunday

Larry
Gillick, S. J.


We prepare these days for the Eucharistic liturgy this week by reflecting upon our having been called.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

An analysis of the readings for this Sunday.

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