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Twenty-first Sunday
of Ordinary Time A
August 27, 2017
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

A Saving Faith

Jesus had thrown a curve ball, and now it crosses the plate. He says abruptly, “And what about you? Who do you say I am?”

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Being Present to God and Life

Too often we are not present to the beauty, love, and grace that brims within the ordinary moments of our lives. Bounty is there, but we aren’t.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

The Rock on which the Church is built

The apostle [Peter] who was supposed to be the rock of the Church, betrayed the Lord he loved in his Lord’s worst need. A betrayal like that seems to have something hellish about it, doesn’t it?

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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. The reading from Isaiah is about removal from office for abuse of authority and replacement by someone who shall be a father.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

The Great Work

Can you see your whole life as a way to worship God? Does your fear ever give way to love?

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A Poem to Sit With

J. Janda

The Door

a need we feel
but can’t define
like air we breathe

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