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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time C
February 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.

Open to Transcen-dence

We think we celebrate openness: but it is an openness only to the projections of our own lips and minds. Rarely are we open to the wholly other—some other that transcends the mirror images of our ego.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The "Call" of Disciples

We applaud those who pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. Our Mediterranean ancestors in the Faith would consider this insane, an invitation to death and extinction.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Augustine of Hippo

The senator can always take pride in what he is; so can the orator and the emperor, but the fisherman can glory in nothing except Christ alone.


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.

We prepare for the celebration of this weekend’s liturgy by receiving the sacraments of each moment, each person, each invitation and interruption.

Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Simon had already witnessed the healing of his mother-in-law, and now he experiences the miraculous haul of fish. This creates in him a feeling of unworthiness.