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Looking More Closely at the Word
The First Sunday of Advent C

December 2, 2018
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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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Between Two Advents

I recall reading a newspaper account about a group of people in Biloxi who disregarded calls to evacuate and chose instead to “ride out” the storm by having a party in their hotel room. The wind and waters came and took them under.

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The Word Engaged

John Kavanaugh, SJ

A Time of Childhood

Life, from its beginning, bears its gloomy portents. They need not presage the end of the world or even the fall of our mightiest temples. But 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.” That is what irks Luke and Luke’s Jesus and, indeed, all the people of Luke’s Gospel.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Gregory the Great

Daily the world is oppressed by new and growing evils. You see how few of you remain from a countless people; yet daily afflictions still oppress us, sudden disasters crush us, new and unforeseen misfortunes afflict us.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Tradition is not something left behind by a Jesus now dead, but a process inaugurated by Jesus in his earthly life and constantly reenacted as a living word.

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