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Fourth Sunday of Lent C
March 6, 2016

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

Dennis
Hamm, SJ

The Ministry of Recon-ciliation

Luke establishes the setting in a single sentence. “The tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to him, but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Forgiven

This son acts shamefully, effectively wishing his father were dead. That the father did not explode and discipline him on the spot testifies to the depth of his love.

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The Word Embodied

John
Kavanaugh, SJ

Lost and Found

We work hard, we manicure virtues, we collect the graces, we notch up victories. And we forget what is already ours. The gift, the grace, the kingdom, the love not earned but lavishly given.

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Thoughts
from the
Early Church


John Chrysostom

When words would not convince us, God often leaves us to learn from the things that happen to us.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Jesus enters the deepest consequences of human sin—our alienation from God. He takes his stand where we are as sinners, under the wrath of God, alienated from him, so that we may become what he, Jesus, is—the righteousness of God.

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