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24th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
September 17, 2023
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Breaking the Chain

People do not always do right, and we need to forgive them as God does. Forgiveness is the gift and the goal.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Amazing Grace

It’s not easy to accept the fact that God’s love does not discriminate, especially when God’s blessings go out lavishly to those who don’t seem to deserve them.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Love and forgiveness

We are able to understand the point of this Gospel story if we see the connection between love and forgiveness

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

The Challenge of Forgiveness

Some of the social ills that we struggle against result in part from the refusal of people to forgive.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck


Do you think God wants you to forgive your neighbor just for your neighbor’s sake, or for yours too?

A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda


A fist shaken


anyone or anything

can be relaxed

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