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Spiritual Reflections on Sunday's Readings
14th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
July 9, 2023
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

A Righteous Reward?

How can we welcome a savior who is meek and humble instead of one fiercely opposing the disastrous wrongs?

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

An Invitation to a Deeper Virtue

Can you take in bitterness, curses, hatred, and murder itself, and give back graciousness, blessing, love, understanding, and forgiveness?

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Being Left Out

What would it have felt like to be a disciple who was not picked? How left out must such a disciple have felt?

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Finding a Just Savior

Maybe we continue to suffer so many miseries because we look for answers in the wrong places. We look “up” at the rich and powerful, expecting to find strength and security.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck


Carpenters hand-made the yoke to fit the animal that wore it. Is your yoke handmade for you?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

The Halo Persisting

poor man

whom he
so dearly—

in spite of
lack of

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