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3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time C
January 24, 2016

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings

Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

on Scripture

Ezra, Jesus, and Luke—each in his own way shows us what our Bible reading at liturgy is all about: we read the ancient writings because they speak to us of our relationship to God and to one another—today.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The Synagogue Scenario

The hometown crowd in the synagogue is impressed and grants Jesus accolades of honor. “All spoke well of him and were amazed at his speech.”

Then a doubt begins to arise among them.


The Word Embodied

Kavanaugh, SJ

Justice Done in Faith

A question much ignored these days is whether our faith has anything to do with justice, economics, capitalism, poverty, or other sociopolitical issues. We have pried open a yawning gap between the world of faith and the world of “real” issues.


from the
Early Church

Origen of Alexandria

Blessed was that congregation of which the Gospel says, “All eyes in the synagogue were fixed upon him!” How I long for our own assembly to deserve the same testimony.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

As is the case with the human body, so it is with the body of Christ. This clearly shows that for Paul the body of Christ, though a simile, is more than that. It is an ontological reality.