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21st Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
August 22, 2021
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

A Sad Scene?

In the readings from the past few weeks we have seen that Jesus’ ascension would never be a desertion of us but would be his presence on earth in a new form.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Atheism and Belief

Why can we never form a picture of God or speak about God in adequate ways?

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Tasting in Order to See

Wisdom is the ability to see the goodness of God wherever it is to be found in the world.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Lasting Joy

Jesus challenged his followers to believe in the one, true God: “Does it shake your faith?” he asked them. Peter responds for the others, saying that they will not forsake Jesus, who has the words of eternal life.

Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck


Do you have more invested in a choice you made, or in a choice someone else made for you?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

Crying for
a Vision

one must climb a mountain alone—

here a song may be heard

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