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Thirtieth Sunday
of Ordinary Time A

October 29, 2017
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

Hamm, SJ

How to Love God

How, then, does one take seriously (and concretely and practically) the command to love the invisible God? Are all followers of Christ to become monks?

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The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

All You Need Is Love

Love isn’t just anything. It involves heart and will, soul and life, mind and strength. It requires a covenantal fidelity. It makes demands. Love is not mere ardor; it is arduous.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The Law of Love

Jesus’ statement on the greatest commandment is probably the best-known and most-discussed passage in all of Scripture. Placed in its Mediterranean cultural context, it takes on a fresh and concrete meaning.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


To speak about love there is no need to select some special passage of Scripture to serve as a text for the homily; open the Bible at any page and you will find it extolling love.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Jesus undoubtedly appeared not only as the final apocalyptic preacher but also as the authoritative declarer of God’s wisdom.

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