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3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time A
January 26, 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.

Divided Hearts, Divided Church

So often in the life of the church, Christ is divided into pieces, and the song of his people is cacophony.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch


Jesus’ act of calling disciples is a common event in the Middle East. Usually, a person with a grievance invites people to join him in resolving the grievance. We don’t know Jesus’ grievance, but the disciples certainly did.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

John Justus Landsberg

The meekness with which Christ endured hunger, thirst, cold, harsh words, lashes, and wounds, when he was “led like a sheep to the slaughter, and like a lamb before his shearer opened not his mouth”— that meekness is for us a light.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The most damaging feature at Corinth
was the dissension
in the community. The Corinthians appear to have split into cliques, each claiming the patronage of one of the great leaders of the Church.