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Twenty-seventh Sunday
of Ordinary Time A
October 8, 2017
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

The Real Story

Jesus says that the owner kindly decides to send his own son. He thinks that the tenants will surely respect his beloved offspring. Would you have done this?

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

A Christian Attitude Towards the World

Our attitude must mirror God’s attitude. We must comfort and bless the world’s life and goodness even as we disturb and challenge its injustice and infidelities.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump


How hard do we have to work in order not to count as unfruitful? How successful do we have to be at that work? The thing to notice here is that these questions rest on a false presupposition.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

A True Vineyard

The challenge is for us to become a true vineyard of the Lord, free of all the sinful conditions that we lament in the world.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Wicked Tenants

Who are God’s messengers right now? What changes in society do they advocate? How can you somehow be God’s envoy in your community, work, Church or the world?

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A Poem to Sit With

J. Janda

Christ Our Earth    

to die means
to lose faith

or to adopt an old faith

the belief in nothing

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