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15th Sunday of Ordinary Time C
July 14, 2019
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Beloved of God

Jesus is trying to get the man (and us?) to find the simple answer without having it handed to him. … Jesus does not respond directly, but this time gives the lawyer a parable to chew on.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Searching for a New Maturity

In the 16th century, Ignatius of Loyola looked at the church and thought a new maturity was needed. He founded the Jesuits in response.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

What must I do?

Eternal life is a union, a marriage, with God. Who would want to get married to someone who said, “what’s the minimum I can do for you and with you and still get you to marry me?”

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Reflections

Larry Gillick

The Special Guest

What do you think is so special about the Eucharistic Presence, the visitor who never goes away, who has made his home in us?

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Living Image

Jesus redefines neighbor as the hated stranger who is down and out, challenging us to stop what we are doing and care for his need.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

The Good Samaritan

Think of the Good Samaritan story in terms of today’s world. What groups need some Good Samaritans right now?

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A Poem to
Sit With

House Call

J Janda

my mind has stopped

my mouth cannot speak

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