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Looking More Closely at the Word
The First Sunday of Advent
Year C
November 28, 2021
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

A Time of Childhood

Life, from its beginning, bears its gloomy portents. Any child can suspect that all might easily be lost.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Vigilance and Prayer

At every mention of the “rich” in Luke’s Gospel it is advisable to cross out that word and pencil in “greedy.”

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Gregory the Great

Daily the world is oppressed by new and growing evils.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Between Two Advents

Followers of Jesus will be supported by the Holy Spirit, the gospel will reach all nations, and there is a heap of housekeeping to be done in the time between.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Jeremiah had predicted that the Davidic dynasty would be restored shortly after the fall of Jerusalem in 586. But the years of exile were prolonged and the promise went unfulfilled.

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