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Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
July 29, 2018
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

The Call

Relax. God is the gentlest acceptor of all, milder than any product, milder than the air we breathe. Relax. You are enough. We are each loved by the infinitely gentle God.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Feed The Hungry

How do we feed the hungry? Even if we are convinced, and perhaps even obsessed, by Jesus command to do this, how in fact can it be done today?

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

What Do You Need?

We need more than food and shelter to live. We need truth and beauty, love and care, too. That is because there is more than one way to die. We can die in the body, but we can also die in our minds and hearts.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Feeding the Hungry

God has provided us with enough food for everyone, and then some. The problem is the divisions in the world that prevent food from getting to people or keep people away from the food.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck


Pope Francis says that the “food was shared fairly … no one was deprived.” What are the implications for us regarding the inequality of resources and starvation all over the world?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J. Janda

Compassion is God’s Glory
beyond all our dearest dreams

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