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Spiritual Reflections on Sunday's Readings
13th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
July 2, 2023
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

He Said

Jesus makes a most enigmatic statement: “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

On Becoming Post-Liberal

To be innocent, etymologically, means to be “unwounded.” The loss of our innocence has, precisely, left us wounded in the heart.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

The Love of the Lord

Why think that your love of your child is in competition with your love of Jesus? But if it is, honestly, why wouldn’t you love your child more?

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Making Life Count

The homeless are often not welcome anywhere, locked outside by a society that does not want to adequately fund public housing and pursued by the enforcers of laws that make it illegal to be homeless.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Cold Water

Think of ways God might use you if your attitude is Christ’s and you put yourself at the disposal of God’s saving work in the world.

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

her living hope

to do something

beautiful for God

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