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Looking More Closely at the Word
Second Sunday of Easter A
Divine Mercy Sunday
April 19, 2020
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

Being Saved

Luke underscores the fact that the apostles continue the divinely empowered ministry of Jesus—soon to be illustrated by the healing of the lame man.

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The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

The Trying of Faith

Perhaps a parent’s greatest love for a child appears more in the hard times than the happy times. Perhaps a friend’s trust is more deeply felt when inclination is otherwise than when it seems effortless.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch


In this story, Jesus returns once again to the disciples chiefly to reassure Thomas, and through him all followers who experience difficulty believing without seeing.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Cyril of Alexandria

If it was not Christ’s dead body that rose again, how was death conquered, how was the power of corruption destroyed?

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Through their baptismal identification with Christ’s death and resurrection, Christians have experienced a new birth.

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