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Looking More Closely at the Word
22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
August 29, 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

Disturbing Words

It is a funny thing to sit in the pew on Sundays when a whole list of sins and sinners is enumerated from the Gospels or the various Epistles.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch


The Pharisees hoped to shame Jesus, but Jesus shames them instead.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


The Pharisees' desire to justify these traditions kept them from submitting to God’s law that taught them about the coming of Christ.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Clean Hands, Dirty Hands

What Jesus says about a pure heart being more important than clean hands parallels exactly what he says in the Sermon on the Mount about attending to one’s lust and anger.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Fulfilling the legal code to the letter in a changed situation can result precisely in disobeying it.

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