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Fifteenth Sunday
in Ordinary Time A

July 16, 2017
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ


Just as the rain and snow come to earth and return to the heavens when they have done their job of watering, making the lands fertile and fruitful, so too does God’s word.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

To Whom Can We Go?

Where can I find meaning if I cannot find it in faith in God? All of us have at some point asked ourselves that question. If I didn’t believe in God and had no faith or religion, what would give meaning to my life?

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Speaking in Parables

To those who come to Christ ready to receive him and willing to be counted as his disciples, he can give the gift of knowledge straightforwardly. In receiving him, those people are also ready to receive the knowledge Christ can give.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Respecting Creation

Paul talks about the salvation of the world, pointing out that “the world itself will be freed from its slavery to corruption and share in the glorious freedom of the children of God.”

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Field of Faith

Rain makes the seed germinate and grow. Apply this to God’s grace. Now apply it to God’s grace in your life.

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A Poem to Sit With

J. Janda

But if you
don’t open
your eyes

well then
you will never
know me

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