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Looking More Closely at the Word
Second Sunday of Easter

April 8, 2018
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 Encountered

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Community Transform-ations

Divisions have wounded the church and injured our witness in faith. The passion for being right has served the cause of ego at least as much as it has served the cause of Christ.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Dreams and Visions

Ninety percent of the world’s cultures normally and routinely experience altered states of consciousness; that is, they get a glimpse of an alternate reality that is richer than the reality they experience most often.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Cyril of Alexandria

As always, Christ had to be patient with Thomas when he said he would not believe and with the other disciples too when they thought they were seeing a ghost.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Even the disciples had to make the leap of faith when they saw him. It is therefore possible for those who have not seen him to make that same leap.

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