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Thirty-First Sunday
of Ordinary Time
November 4, 2018
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

With All Your Heart

God has always loved all people in the world, throughout the entire bible. So, of course, the question is, what do we do with our own lives?

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Honoring Talent And Grace

Saul’s story is one of the great tragedies ever written; and sadly it keeps getting written too many times in the lives of the hugely talented. Giftedness comes with its own perils.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Not Far From the Kingdom of Heaven

What person among us loves God with all his heart? Who loves his neighbor as himself? If obeying these commandments is the most important thing for getting into heaven, what hope is there for anybody?

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

The Principal Laws of Social Life

  “Love God with all your heart, and love your neighbor as yourself.” It seems so simple, doesn’t it? Our experience tells us otherwise.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

A Wonderful Ideal

Compare governments and corporations who want all your money with God who wants all your love. What would the world look like if heads of state gave and received real love from everyone?

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A Poem to
Sit With

Bluegrass 2

J Janda

when our energy
is spent

we shall leave behind

what helped us come to see

Love clothed with
the universe

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