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14th Sunday of Ordinary Time
July 3, 2016

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings

Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Travel Tips

Followers of Jesus who are registered voters with a permanent address should be people who “travel light,” live a little more trustingly than the culture around them, and exhibit a sense of purpose that clearly goes beyond producing and consuming goods and getting entertained.


The Word Embodied

Kavanaugh, SJ

Blessed Assurance

If the God we worship is imaged in a mother’s love, how could we ever fear peril? How could our deepest heart’s desires not be met? Even in the midst of threats or most painful relinquishments, we need not worry.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

& Human vs Spirit World

In the peasant world of the Middle East there are no free gifts. Every gift comes with a string attached. A common proverb says: “Don’t thank me: you will repay me.”


from the
Early Church

Augustine of Hippo

Another time the Lord told his disciples: “You say that summer is still far off. Lift up your eyes and see that the fields are already white with ripe grain!” And he added: “Others have toiled over it, and you have entered into their labors.”


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The gift of the Holy Spirit is at once corporate and individual. At times in the history of the Church one aspect has been emphasized at the expense of the other. Both must be held in balance.