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Sixth Sunday of Easter C
May 5, 2013


Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings
Experience

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The Word Engaged

John
Kavanaugh, S. J.

Necessary Things

How do we escape fooling ourselves? How do we avoid servitude to merely human laws while we neglect the law of God? How do we guard against the tendency to worship our temporal and cultural fabrications?

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The Paraclete

We are confident even as individuals that we can get to the bottom of things. We have legal recourse by means of the “freedom of information act.” In the ancient world, if you didn’t have an “inside source,” or a “paraclete,” you were certainly “not in the know.”

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Thoughts from the
Early Church


Bernard of Clairvaux

Why, then, are you sorrowful, my soul, and why are you troubled within me? Are you trying to find a place for the Lord within yourself? Who among us can provide a fitting place for the Lord of glory, a place worthy of his majesty!

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Preparing for Sunday

Larry
Gillick, S. J.

Start-up Problems

As we walk from one liturgy to the next we experience the threats of fear and the invitations to trust the God who makes a home within us through the Holy Spirit. If we do a scared thing, then let it also be a sacred thing.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The function of the Spirit is to “teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” It is not the work of the Spirit to convey ever new revelations, but to unfold in ever new understanding, interpretation, and application.

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