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Looking More Closely at the Word
11th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
June 16, 2024
Working with the Word

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 Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Imperceptible Life

In life, little acts count. In fact, that is what a life is all about, a long parade of moments deceptively inconsequential.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch


Many parables begin with the phrase “the kingdom of God is like ... ” The English phrase is unfortunate because Jesus is not describing a place (kingdom) but rather a person (God).

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Peter Chrysologus

Christ is the kingdom, because all the glory of his kingdom is within him.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Think Shrub, Not Cedar

The parables of the kingdom of God are not primarily about heaven. They are about God's reign on earth wherever people acknowledge God's kingship in their lives

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The ancients did not understand the process of growth as we do; they thought only of the contrast between the seed and the grown plant or tree.

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