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Looking More Closely at the Word
18th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
August 2, 2020
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 Love

Nothing in existence can ever separate us from the love that God, revealed in Jesus, has for us.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Two Banquets

Prior to feeding the crowd that was following him, Jesus felt compassion for their needs and healed their sick.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


The shortage was forgotten; many loaves came from few as in the flrst blessing: “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.”

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Dinner and a Show

Jesus healed them and fed them. But there are other dimensions to the account as well.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Paul is interpreting the death of Jesus as a victory over the demonic powers who can do no ultimate damage to believers.

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