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Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

The Sun of Justice

Like the sun, God sustains our life, physical and spiritual. Better than our ancestors, we know that our sun is the source of the very substance of our planet. So the sun can symbolize God both as originator and as sustainer.

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The Word Engaged

John Kavanaugh, SJ

The End of the Ages

The world, its opportunities and losses, passes away for us each night. Every sunset announces a closing of a day that will never come again.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Present Mindedness

A prophet is a spokesperson for God, one who is holy or separate, and one who acts aggressively against sin. He proclaims God’s will for the here and now.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Nilus of Ancyra

Patient endurance is the queen of virtues, the foundation of virtue, a haven of tranquility. It is peace in time of war, calm in rough waters, safety amidst treachery and danger.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

There were members in the church at Thessalonica who believed that the day of the Lord had already come. Since they thought that they were in heaven already, the curse of having to work had been removed. They could therefore eat, drink, and be merry.

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