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16th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
July 18, 2021
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ


The flocks were small in Jesus’ day. A shepherd could indeed name each one and the herd knew his voice by heart.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Searching for God Among Many Voices

How do we discern the unique cadence of God’s voice? Which one is the voice of the Good Shepherd?

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump


What impact do your bad habits have on God’s children?

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

The Care from the Shepherd

Some resent being compared to sheep, those docile animals instinctively following the directions of the shepherd. The focus of the biblical image, however, is not on the docility of the sheep.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Apostles of Joy

If we are one in the body of Christ, is the Eucharist an important means for breaking down dividing walls among us?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

The Light

You cannot change others, no

but you can see them with new eyes

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