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14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

July 3, 2016

Spirituality of the Readings

Foley, SJ

Being Sent Out

When a person cares for you and stays with you, gratefulness is the obvious response. Jesus must have been loved a lot, and it made him act with much gratitude and self-surrender on the cross.


In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Breaking the Eucharistic Bread

Everything that is wrong the world can be explained in one image, that of the group photo. Whenever anyone looks at a group photo, he or she always first looks how he or she turned out and, only afterwards, considers whether or not it is a good picture of the group.


Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Left Out

Jesus handpicked the seventy-two people he gave this power to. What would it have felt like to be a disciple who was not picked? How left out must such a disciple have felt?


The Perspective
of Justice

Gerald Darring

At the Service of Peace

We Christians are called to go out into the world with a message of love, justice, forgiveness, and peace. We are to work for the coming of the kingdom. But our hope is in the Lord.


Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

God's Plan of Redemption

Salvation history began in the Old Testament, moved through the New and continues today. Do you think God’s love has changed over time or is it the same?


A Poem
to Sit With

J. Janda


If  Christ


our earth


can uproot