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Looking More Closely at the Word
2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
January 15, 2023
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

the Fall

A savior would not dominate men and women, but would free them. Such a savior, far from wanting slaves, would be a servant.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

John the Witness

John was acknowledged as one who witnessed to the “truth,” something very unusual in the Mediterranean world.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Cyril of Alexandria

Because our many sins had made us subject to death and corruption, the Father gave his son as our redemption.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

This Little Light of Mine

“Light to the nations” highlights a theme sounded by our Church:
It may not be obvious at first glance, but all of this Sunday's readings point in that direction.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The Baptist bears witness to the theological meaning of the baptism expressed in the voice from heaven and in the descent of the dove.

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