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Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time A

August 20, 2017
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

That Woman Is Ourselves

Jesus' announcement of the kingdom of God signaled the end of business as usual, and an opening of the heritage of Israel to the rest of the world.

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The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

All Equal, Each Unique

Human persons are endowed with the capacity to take possession of their lives and offer their lives in faith. This is what makes every man and woman wholly equal before the world and God.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Honor and Shame

In the Middle Eastern world, mercy is a sensitivity to and sense of responsibility for one’s debts to God and other human beings.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

John Chrysostom

When the disciples entreated him the Lord put them off, but when the woman herself cried out begging for this favor he granted it.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Paul’s view of salvation history causes difficulties for us today. For one thing, he expected the End to come very soon. He did not think in terms of several millennia of history.

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