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Looking More Closely at the Word
Thirtieth Sunday
of Ordinary Time

October 28, 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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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ


The early Church called baptism enlightenment. This shows up in the way the evangelists treat Jesus’ healings from physical blindness.

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The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Lording It over the Rest

God wants us to shout for joy. We are delivered, gently gathered from the ends of the earth, with all the others of our motley kind, neither seeing straight nor walking tall.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The Blind Beggar

The healed beggar joins Jesus’ entourage because he is indebted to Jesus and will sing his—and the patron’s—praises far and wide.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Clement of Alexandria

Let us open ourselves to the light, then, and so to God. Let us open ourselves to the light, and become disciples of the Lord.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

It would be hard to find a more appropriate psalm to go with [the hymn found at] Jeremiah 31:7-9, for like that hymn it celebrates the return from Babylon.

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