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Looking More Closely at the Word
14th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
July 5, 2020
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

Setting Free the Flesh

Paul describes the law of the flesh as wild sexual irresponsibility, slavery, and violent jealousy.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

God’s Patronage

Children in the ancient Middle East were the weakest and most vulnerable members of society.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

John Chrysostom

“Come, learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart.” Our master carries a whip not to wound, but to heal us.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

A Disturbing Challenge

It seems that the main image of Messiah in the minds of Jesus' contemporaries was modeled after King David. The Anointed One of the Age to Come would be a warrior like David of old.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The whole person, with the so-called higher nature as well as the lower, stands in need of redemption.

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