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Looking More Closely at the Word
19th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
August 9, 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

God in the Quiet and in the Chaos

Fears rise as invitations to greater trust, if we only face them and move through them.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Fishing, Storms, and Faith

In today’s story, Jesus is absent when a strong headwind raises high waves that batter the boat and frighten its passengers. When the disciples see Jesus, they think he is a “ghost.”

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Augustine

If you love God you will have power to walk upon the waters, and all the world’s swell and turmoil will remain beneath your feet. 

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Dennis
Hamm, SJ

Walking on Water

Matthew consistently presents the disciples as understanding quite well; their problem is that they have little faith. In the walking-on-the-water episode, the portrait of Peter illustrates exactly that point.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Jesus appears and challenges Peter, the disciple par excellence, to trust him. Peter is afraid and cries out, “Lord, save me.”

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