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Looking More Closely at the Word
27th Sunday of Ordinary Time
October 2, 2022
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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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Unprofitable Servants, Worthless Slaves?

In living the life of faith, we come to see that we have a secure role in the “household of God”—an early metaphor for the community of the Church.

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The Word Engaged

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Midwives of God

We witness within ourselves awesome malevolence. Wars are waged; women are degraded; children are disposed of.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Without Need

The word usually translated “faith” in the New Testament is better translated as “loyalty” or “reliability.”

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Augustine of Hippo

Where there is no faith, there is no prayer. Who would pray for something he did not believe in?

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The meaning of the word translated as faith” here (‘emunah) is steadfast loyalty, holding on in obedience to the law, even when it apparently pays no dividends.

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