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15th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
July 16, 2023
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Yearning for God’s Goodness

Jesus lists a number of things we might have to correct in order to accept the gifts he has ready for us.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

An Invitation to Generosity

By nature we fear and we horde. Because of this, whether we are poor or not, we tend to work out of a sense of scarcity, fearing always that we don't have enough.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Bread from Heaven

God fed them with manna so that they might know one does not live by bread alone. If God had fed them ordinary bread, they wouldn’t have learned the lesson.

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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

Rocky Ground

Jesus mentions “cares of the world and lure of wealth” as rocky ground and thorns that keep the seed from taking root. What is your “rocky ground”?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

all that I
is to show
my love for you

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