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21st Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
August 23, 2020
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

It Takes Two

Jesus is in Caesarea Philippi and the disciples are just back from their mission of preaching. Jesus asks them who people think he is.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

The Width of Our Ecclesial Embrace

Jesus says: “In my father’s house there are many rooms.” This is a statement about the width of God’s embrace, not about the architecture of a heavenly mansion.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

The Rock of the Church

The apostle who is the rock of the Church betrayed the Lord he loved in Jesus’ worst need. A betrayal like that seems to have something hellish about it, doesn’t it?

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Gillick, SJ


True power is received, not grabbed and wielded like a club.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring


Authority within the context of the People of God is a special kind of authority.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Daily Encounters

Can you find (and get to know) God in all things?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

Jesus Speaks

if you don’t open your eyes

well then
you will never
know me

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