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Spiritual Reflections on Sunday's Readings
17th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
July 30, 2023
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Layers of Wisdom

  “All things work for the good for those who love God.” The older I get, the more true this seems.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

The Pearl of Great Price and Its Cost

One night a woman went to a party with her husband, drank too much, and left the party with another man.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

God’s Gifts

What Christ gives to each one of his own people is greater than the gifts God gave Solomon.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

One Really Valuable Pearl

What is the one really valuable pearl that we are willing to sacrifice everything in order to have?

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck


Are you shrewd about recognizing the “treasure” of the kingdom of God in your life?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

Christ Our Earth

what we want is to do God's will

and that this desire is all we can really know

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