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3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time B
January 25, 2015

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.

Ambiva-lences of the Call

How many setbacks can one experience and yet not question the call in the first place? How many hopes, once clung to, have to be given up, before you give up?


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

A Common Venture

Modern believers are amazed that the people Jesus invites to join him seem to drop everything and follow him immediately. It is all the more amazing if this is the first time they have met each other.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Caesarius of Arles

No matter how many wounds our human nature has sustained, we are never justified in giving ourselves over to despair, for the Lord is magnanimous enough to pour out his compassion abundantly on all who need it.


Scripture in Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

It would he tempting to dismiss Paul’s injunction of detachment as no longer relevant now that the expectation of an imminent parousia has been abandoned. But his injunction still has existential validity, for it is still true that the form of this world is passing away.