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Looking More Closely at the Word
27th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
October 3, 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

The Two Shall Become as One

What is it about us that wants to say “forever”? To say “eternally”? To say “till the end of time”?

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Marriage and Divorce in Jesus' World

Mark’s community is familiar with a situation in which the woman or woman’s family can initiate the divorce. This affront to the husband’s family is so shameful that it must necessarily result in feuding.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Jacob of Serugh

Moses wrote that a man should leave father and mother so as to be joined to his wife, that the two might in very truth become one.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Male and Female

Once more, we appear to be confronted by an embarrassing image of male domination: the woman fashioned from a small part of the man. A mere addendum.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The idea that piety and virtue are the foundations of family life is not obsolete.

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