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Looking More Closely at the Word
25th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
September 19, 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

Perils of Power

Ultimately Christ refused the logic of power and self-preservation. He entrusted his entire being into the hands of the One who sent him.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch


Within the family and the community, the child had next to no status. A minor child was considered equal to a slave.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


The Lord always alternated prophecies of his passion with the performance of miracles, so that he should not be thought to have suffered through lack of power.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Of Pablum and Passion

Those who study the first-century Mediterranean world tell us that children had the lowest status of all in those societies.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Jesus’ passion was the outcome of his obedient delivery of the message of the kingdom despite his people’s rejection.

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