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Looking More Closely at the Word
21st Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
August 22, 2021
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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The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Difficult Passages

  “Wives should be submissive to their husbands.” This sounds like fingernails on a blackboard. Feels like sandpaper on wounds. Tastes like abuse.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Commitment and Factions

Jesus knew that there were some among his listeners who were not loyal to him, would refuse to have solidarity with him.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Cyril of Alexandria

The desire to follow Christ alone and to be with him always is a good thing leading to our salvation, … yet we may learn this from the Old Testament as well.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Good News, Tough Choices

It may be the Second Reading, the one from the letter to the Ephesians, that best illustrates the demands of faith for us today.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The household code is turned upside down—the emphasis rests no longer on the duty of the wife to the husband but on the husband’s love for his wife.

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