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Looking More Closely at the Word
13th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
July 2, 2023
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

Letting Go of the Beloved

God must always be “more than” any creature of earth. If we turn a human person into a god, that person will eventually possess us.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The Bonds of Family

The troubles that a Mediterranean person experienced in leaving the family of origin have little resonance with modern believers.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Hilary of Poitiers

Christ commanded the apostles to leave everything in the world that they held most dear.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Getting a Life

When the woman from Shunem extends to the prophet Elisha the generous hospitality of having a special guest room especially for him, she is rewarded with an unexpected gift of life.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

What happened to us in baptism cannot be made to “unhappen,” however often we stumble and fall. 

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