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10th Sunday of Ordinary Time
June 5, 2016

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings

Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

A Prophet, and More Than A Prophet

Elijah carries the dying boy to his guestroom bed, lies down on top of him, and prays to God for the return of the life-breath, Jesus simply addresses the corpse, “Young man, I tell you, arise!”


The Word Embodied

Kavanaugh, SJ

Triumph over Death

There is no physical practice, no spiritual mantra, which will elude the fate of biological existence. The only hope is that there is sorne nonbiological source of our being which sustains us and will guarantee our endurance.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Women in the Mediter-ranean World

The woman in today's story is particularly vulnerable. She is a widow, which means she has already lost the primary male obliged to look after her. Now she has lost her only son.


from the
Early Church

Augustine of Hippo

Our Lord Jesus Christ wished us to understand that what he did for people's bodies he also did for their souls. He did not work miracles merely for miracles' sake; his object was that his deeds might arouse wonder in the beholders.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Note the biblical meaning of the word “truth.” It is not just factual accuracy, nor is it truth in a philosophical sense. It means fidelity—here the fidelity of Yahweh to his promises, a fidelity shown by his acts.