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Looking More Closely at the Word
The Second Sunday of Advent
Year C
December 5, 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

Happiness in Hard Times

Paul’s letter to the Philippians is filled with promise. A great work has been started in the community, and Paul is convinced that it will be carried to completion.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Repentance and Forgiveness of Sins

In the peasant world of first-century Palestine debt threatened the loss of land, livelihood, and family.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Origen of Alexandria

When you yourselves have begun to despise your sins, they will be forgiven.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

The Incarnation, Still Dawning upon Us

Let me express a conviction straight out: Advent is about the incarnation.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Tradition is not something left behind by a Jesus now dead, but a process inaugurated by Jesus in his earthly life and constantly reenacted as a living word.

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