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Looking More Closely at the Word
30th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
October 25, 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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The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

All You Need Is Love

Love isn’t just anything. It involves heart and will, soul and life, mind and strength. It requires a covenantal fidelity. It makes demands. Love is not mere ardor; it is arduous.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The Law of Love

What does Jesus understand by love? Mediterranean cultural anthropology sheds some light.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


To speak about love there is no need to select some special passage of Scripture to serve as a text for the homily; open the Bible at any page and you will find it extolling love.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

How to Love God

In Jesus’ response to the lawyer’s question, however, he is quite clear that loving God is indeed the first and greatest commandment.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Abstract justice is not enough, especially for the underprivileged. This lesson was obviously chosen to go with the summary of the Law that forms today’s gospel reading.

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