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Looking More Closely at the Word
27th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
October 8, 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

The Vineyard Church

When Jesus looks at scripture, he recalls Isaiah’s parable of the vineyard, but only to engage it for his own time and people.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Tenants and Owners

When a story or parable is interpreted, inevitably the meaning is not what appears on the surface.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Basil the Great

The Lord requires that we allow ourselves to be weeded. To be spiritually weeded means to have renounced the worldly ambitions that burdened our hearts. 

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Varieties of Violence

The love of neighbor to which Jesus calls us urges us to be alert to the possibility of violence and near-violence in our own behavior with family members.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

As in the Lucan parables of the unjust steward and the unjust judge, Jesus draws a surprising lesson from an utterly discreditable piece of human behavior.

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