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21st Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year C
August 21, 2022
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Heaven’s Gate

What is going on here? Is Jesus just in a bad mood?

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

The Agony in the Garden

God sends angels to strengthen us precisely when God finds us lying prostrate, sweating the blood of duty.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Go Away

Why are those people in the Gospel passage sent away? If the gift is already there, then why don’t these people get it?

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

A Person of Charity

Go out to the poor and hungry and tell them to take their place at the feast of the kingdom.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

The Doorway

Do you think God ever stops offering you moments of grace?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

The Door

tear it down

that door we built

or bought

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