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18th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
August 2, 2020
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Come to the Water

Maybe he should have told them to go away! Come back later. But the scripture says, “his heart was moved with pity for them, and he cured their sick.”

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Fragments From Some Prophetic Loaves and Fishes

I attended a series of lectures by Walter Brueggemann. He is widely respected for his biblical scholarship, he feeds crowds from some healthy baskets, but he is perhaps even more deeply regarded because of his concern for the poor.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

The Bread of Life

How many of God’s people go without food every day in this world? Where is the promised feeding of God?

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Gillick, SJ

The Gift of Not Knowing

It would be a good thing to reflect upon how Jesus let go of his own personal loss to find the lost in the crowd and how he had compassion on them and got out of himself to be for others.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Feeding the World

There are countless millions who go to bed hungry every night, not knowing if there will be food on the table the next day.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck


Do you think there are any problems that can’t be resolved with Christ’s presence in our midst? Environmental? Racial? Viral?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

3 Choices

that candle
of conscience

showing us fabricated golden calves
for what they are—

false gods

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