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Looking More Closely at the Word
24th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
September 13, 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

Forgiveness in Community

It is hard to believe that God could forgive endlessly. We, for our part, surely would not. 

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

From the Heart

In behavior that is both shocking and sad, the forgiven slave turns toward a fellow slave and refuses to forgive a much smaller debt.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


When we pray we are all beggars before God. We are standing at the door of a great householder, or rather, lying prostrate, and begging with tears.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

The Accounting of Forgiveness

Seeing that Peter wants to quantify forgiveness, Jesus tells a parable about forgiveness using numbers whose proportions are absurd.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Paul urges mutual toleration. The strong in particular should respect the scruples of the weak.

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