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Looking More Closely at the Word
15th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
July 11, 2021
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al

• Words,     Phrases
To the point
• First Two     Readings
• Experience

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The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

The Burden of Baggage

If we profess that “it is in Christ and through his blood that we have been redeemed and our sins forgiven,” then perhaps our lives could be lived a little more simply, a little less ambiguously.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Spirits, Travel & Hospitality

Jesus’ advice to “shake off the dust on your feet as a testimony against those who would not extend hospitality” is a major insult.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


He commanded them to take nothing with them, neither bag, nor money, not bread, so as to teach them to despise riches.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

No Bread, Bag, or Money Belt

Who in their right mind would travel the rocky and bandit-ridden roads of first-century Palestine barefoot, shekel-less, and without bread or a staff for self-defense?

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Amos was not a card-carrying member of the prophetic guild; he was an outsider whom God had called to denounce the government for its injustices and inhuman policies.

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