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Looking More Closely at the Word
25th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
September 24, 2023
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

Envious Comparisons

Some children seem most interested in toys when someone else is in the room who might dare to touch them.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Employer or Patron

The vineyard owner treats the last hired generously and graciously, “as if” they were relatives. They did nothing to “earn” such treatment.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


The Gospel story about the vineyard workers is appropriate to this time of year, the season of the earthly grape harvest.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Good God, Evil Eye

Jesus says that following the commandments is doing “the good” but that full goodness, indeed “perfection,” comes with letting go of everything and following him.

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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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