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Looking More Closely at the Word
13th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
June 30, 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

Prophetic Dying

The Book of Wisdom claims that God fashioned all things so that they might have imperishable being. But we perish. All of us.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Jesus the Healer

Mark tells us that until the moment she encountered Jesus, the hemorrhaging woman put all her trust and resources in professional physicians.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Peter Chrysologus

For God death is nothing but sleep. He can restore life-giving warmth to limbs grown cold in death sooner than we can impart vigor to bodies sunk in slumber.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ


If a newborn child does not experience loving human touch frequently, the baby’s health will begin to fail, and complete deprivation of touch can be fatal for an infant.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

In that case, biological death has more than a merely physical meaning; it is the ultimate sign of human beings’ alienation from God. It is the “sacrament of sin.”

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