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6th Sunday of Ordinary Time
February 12, 2017

Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ


Human beings grow up and a progression takes place. A progression, I mean, from the uncomplicated, grinning approach to the commandments, into a place from which we can truly understand why to not call anyone fool.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Beyond Liberal and Conservative

Both the liberal and the conservative, in the end, are fundamentalists because each, albeit in her own way, on the basis of good intention, vastly oversimplifies things.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Fulfilling the Law

Isn’t the law of the old covenant replaced by the new covenant of grace? What does Christ mean when he says that he has come to fulfill the law? What happened to salvation by faith and not by works?

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

The Law of Love

We Christians believe that God’s “command of perfect love” obliges us to do what is just and right. It is not good enough to stay out of trouble; we must work at setting things right in the world.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Generosity and Holiness

How does “going beyond the law” in order to love God and neighbor surpass the “righteousness” of the scribes and Pharisees?

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A Poem to Sit With

J. Janda


and though
we must pass

the trees
will not

they were

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