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Looking More Closely at the Word
12th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
June 23, 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

Incompre- hensible Death

The love of Christ is the object of our faith. It is not reducible to rational or utilitarian calculus. And yet it recasts the greatest absurdities that beleaguer our minds.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Faith and Loyalty

Western readers of this story struggle to understand how a human being could control nature by word alone. Jesus' Middle Eastern contemporaries had no such problem.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


On hearing yourself insulted, you long to retaliate; but the joy of revenge brings with it another kind of misfortune.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

At Sea
with Jesus

The disciples likely experienced the kind of scare portrayed in this Sunday’s Gospel more than once. But Mark's narrative carries far more meaning than a mere report of a storm.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Jesus promised the disciples that the mysteries of the kingdom of God would be disclosed to them.

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