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Looking More Closely at the Word
2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
January 17, 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

The Body Sacred

The body is a big problem for us, whether we want to admit it or not. Even the late, great psychologist Abraham Maslow—no churchy or Pauline preacher to say the least—warned us of the body’s degradation in our time.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

How to Evangelize

John the evangelist has compacted the development of discipleship into several striking scenes.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Basil of Seleucia

Andrew was the first to become an apostle. It was he who opened the gates of Christ’s teaching. He surpassed the hopes of all by being the first to embrace the one awaited by all. 

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

A Paradigm From John

It takes the full length of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke to gradually reveal that Jesus is Messiah and Son of God; and the Acts of the Apostles makes it clear that the disciples really didn't “get it.”

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

True followers of John the Baptist, those who really listen to their master, leave him and follow Jesus.

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