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Fourth Sunday of Lent C
March 10. 2013

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings


The Word Engaged

Kavanaugh, S. J.

Lost and Found

Here I was being forced to muck around some more in my own depravity, and I was beginning to seethe. My philosophical study of atheists like Jean-Paul Sartre began to haunt me.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch


To the amazement of all, this Judaic lad agrees to feed pigs. Still he starves. The carob pods fed to the pigs were the wild variety with bitter berries, nauseating and insufficiently nourishing to humans.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

John Chrysostom

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


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.

We desire to return to the ground or land or home from which we have wandered. The Eucharist is that Home, that resting place where we are welcomed again, prodigal though we may be.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Here Jesus enters the deepest consequences of human sin—our alienation from God. He takes his stand where we are as sinners.