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Looking More Closely at the Word
22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time C
September 1, 2019
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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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Who Is Your Patron?

Taking the teaching as straight advice, however, does serve to point up an apparent contradiction: in speaking of humbling oneself, Jesus still seems to keep exaltation as the goal.

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The Word Engaged

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Reversals of Fortune

If you want to look good, put on the mask of humility. But it is clear that Jesus is not offering mere courtly etiquette.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Table Manners

Jesus’ advice to his host is not only rude and insulting but also shocking. It is extremely bad manners for a guest to tell a host how to be a host!

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Bruno of Segni

Let us see then what this wedding feast is, and who are the people invited to it.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The parable looks like a piece of prudential advice on how to behave at a dinner party so as to avoid embarrassment.

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