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The Second Sunday
in Ordinary Time B
January 14, 2018
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Called by Name

Must it always be God or Jesus who calls our name in order for us to become ourselves? Couldn’t a psychologist do it, or a spouse, or a dear friend who believes in us?

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

The Christ-Child of the Year

For Christmas this year, I suggest we honor refugee children as the “Christ-Child of the Year.” They bring us as close to the original crib in Bethlehem as we can get within our world today.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Who's Calling

Who would believe that you could get the voice of God confused with the voice of the old guy in the neighboring room?

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Reflecting Peace

The Gospel is about another call, the call of the apostles. Jesus challenges the two disciples with the question: “What are you looking for?”

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Leaving Ourselves Behind

When the disciples took time with Jesus, did they find what they were looking for, even if just by instinct? Will this work for you? 

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A Poem to Sit With

J. Janda


   “Leave all”
 said Jesus   

   “then come,
 follow me”

   “but Jesus
 they will think  I’m crazy”

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