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18th Sunday of Ordinary Time A

August 3, 2014

Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, S. J.

Come to the Water

We composers and authors do not actually know what happens when inspiration hits. I only know that I began writing immediately, and that something inside was guiding me.


In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Reflections on Death

But how to think about death? Where is that thin line between contemplating the mystery of death and falling into morbidity, anxiety, and false guilt about being alive and healthy?


Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

The Bread of Life

There are different kinds of hunger and different kinds of life, aren’t there? The bread Christ offers stills the deepest hunger of all, and the life that Christ gives conquers all death.


The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Feeding the World

The problem in feeding the world’s population is not with the productivity of God’s earth. The problem lies with our political lack of will.


Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

The Power
of God

Aren't some problems too big to handle? How do you look at "insurmount- able" tasks in your own life?


A Poem
to Sit With

J. Janda

Sign of
the Cross

this is a

holy place

it is good

to rest here