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Looking More Closely at the Word
29th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
October 17, 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

Lording It over the Rest

The human Jesus aspired to smallness. Oddly, even his divinity sought to be emptied out.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Acquiring Honor

Since Jesus is the acknowledged leader of this group, he can do a favor for individual members and grant them privileges that would make them stand out in relationship to others.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

John Chrysostom

You see that what the two brothers wanted was to be first, greatest, and highest: rulers, one might almost say, of the others. So, revealing their secret thoughts, Jesus put a curb on this ambition.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Jesus, Lay High Priest

Jesus is the only one among his group (teacher and disciples) to whom the name “priest” is applied in the New Testament.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

If we ask, “was our Lord subject to sexual temptation?”
—we are asking a question that the New Testament is not concerned to ask.

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