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21st Sunday of Ordinary Time C
August 25, 2019
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

God as Victim

When the burden of self-sacrifice prostrates us in weakness and leaves us sweating blood, it’s then that God’s strength can flow into us most deeply.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Go Away

Why are the 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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Larry Gillick


The relationship with Jesus leads us to an adventure of surprises. This surprise-life is called vocation, or the spiritual life.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

A Person of Charity

Go out to the people on death row and tell them to take their place at the feast of the kingdom.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

God's Family 

From what you know of the lives of the saints, did/does God handle the saints with “kid gloves”? What about you––how does God handle you?

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A Poem to
Sit With

The Door

J Janda

a need we feel
but can’t define

like air we breathe

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