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Looking More Closely at the Word
28th Sunday of Ordinary Time
October 9, 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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The Word Engaged

John Kavanaugh, SJ


It is truly wondrous when others actually believe you love them. It is glorious when someone thanks you.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch


“Biblical leprosy” is not “catchy;” it’s “dirty”; and it makes individuals and the community “dirty;” “impure;” “unclean.”

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Bruno of Segni

To be really converted one must be converted inwardly, in one’s heart, for “a humbled, contrite heart God will not spurn.”

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

What the Samaritan Sees

The Samaritan alone among the ten gets an insight: neither Jerusalem nor Gerizim is the sacred place to meet the mediation of God’s presence. That “sacred space” is now the person of Jesus

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

It is striking that all ten lepers were healed. The grateful one got no more than the others did, except the assurance from the Lord, “Your faith has made you well.”

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