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Looking More Closely at the Word
Thirty-Third Sunday
of Ordinary Time

November 18, 2018
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

End-Time: Housekeeping

Does our contemporary picture of the universe, and its story, alter how we hear the cosmic imagery of Daniel and Jesus in Mark's Gospel? Not significantly, it seems to me.

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The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, SJ

The End Times

We envisage Mark’s portrayal of the end times to be about the end of the world, the trials, the omens, the shaking of the heavens, the Son of Man coming in clouds with power and glory upon the winds.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Planning For The End

In the light of the data from paleopathology (the study of ancient disease), it would seem Jesus expected the political end of Israel much sooner than it actually occurred.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Gregory Palamas

But there is yet another harvest: the transfer of each one of us by death from this present life into that which is to come. The reapers of this harvest are not the apostles but the angels.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The excerpt from Mark’s “Little Apocalypse” starts at exactly the same place as the reading from Daniel—at the point where the apocalypse moves from future historical events vaguely conceived to a series of cosmic events.

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