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Looking More Closely at the Word
First Sunday In Advent B

November 29, 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 Encountered

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Postponement and Repentance

As long as we breathe, there is more of our lives to open, to unbar, to unlock. There is always more of us that we might let God enter. There is no end to the ways that the Word of God can more fully take on our flesh.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Don’t Forget Mañana

The master who goes on a long journey expects every member of the household, every family member, to do the work they are assigned. They must not put it off for tomorrow.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


It is clear that God takes no pleasure in condemning. His desire is to save, and he bears patiently with evil people in order to make them good.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

What Time Is It, Really?

The Big Picture for us is the place where we fit into the full story of creation and redemption, especially as we have come to know that story in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Paul thanks God for the variety of charismatic gifts that have been manifested in the Corinthian community—their speech and knowledge (gnosis)—but later on he will have much to say in criticism.

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