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7th Sunday of Ordinary Time A
February 23, 2014

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings

The Word Embodied

Kavanaugh, S. J.

Militant Faith

It is not easy. The demons of the world and of our hearts seduce us into thinking that the ways of God cannot be followed in this time-bound journey.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Regaining Honor

Having to resort to courts in the Middle East is very shameful. Arguments should be settled long before this stage. Jesus’ recom-mendation to yield more (the tunic) than the plaintiff asks (the cloak) is astounding


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Walter Hilton

People guided only by their own reason find it very hard to be patient, peaceful, sweet-tempered and charitable to their neighbors when they treat them badly and wrong them.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Paul uses many images for the church (garden, building, etc.), but here he uses the image of temple for the first time in his writings. “Temple” brings out the point that the church is the place where the Spirit of God is present.