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Spiritual Reflections on Sunday's Readings
16th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
July 23, 2023
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Pulling Out Weeds

If you or I have sinned, then we have weeds growing up along with the good that we are.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Being Born From Above

Life in the spirit is not a precarious thing that can slip away from us like the things of this world.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

The Wheat and the Weeds

The Lord’s parable about the wheat and the weeds can raise a terrible question: what am I? Am I weeds, too?

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

An Inclusive Church

An inclusive Church, kind and lenient toward its own members and toward everyone else, should be an inspiration to a divided world.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck


Is God patient with you regarding the “weeds” in your own garden? How patient are you with others? With yourself?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

core samplings

if you do not judge criticize or condemn

you have God’s heart beating in your body

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