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Looking More Closely at the Word
17th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
July 30, 2023
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 Higher Wisdom

What is our treasure that, once found, is worth all we can sell or trade? What is the pearl of great price for which we would sacrifice everything?

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Hidden Treasures

To find God brings great joy, but the discovery has a potential for disaster as well as for grace.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


Everyone beginning to live a spiritual life and growing toward maturity needs tutors, guardians, and trustees until the fullness of time arrives for him.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

First Comes the Finding

For some, a dramatic experience of God’s grace is a special blessing. For others, the discovering of the invitation of God’s reign in their lives comes after a long search.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

It is not just pious make-believe to say that everything will turn out all right in the end; it is an assurance based upon what the believers have already experienced from God.

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