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Looking More Closely at the Word
22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
August 30, 2020
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

Not Conforming to the Age

The gift of prophecy required a life of resistance.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

True Honor

Jesus’ riposte (a fencing term describing a sharp, swift thrust after parrying an opponent’s lunge) is to call Peter a “satan,” a tester of loyalties.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


What we love indicates the sort of people we are, and therefore making a decision about this should be our one concern in choosing a way of life.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Stumbling-Stone, Burning Heart, Living Sacrifice

Paul supplies a stunning image for Christian service that deserves our attention. “Offer your bodies,” he writes, “as a living sacrifice.”

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Transformation takes place through hearing the Word of God and through offering oneself to God in union with Christ’s suffering.

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