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Looking More Closely at the Word
The Third Sunday of Advent
Year C
December 12, 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

Joy in the Diminish-ments

Advent’s themes of happiness and hope can annoy someone who hurts. 

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Toll Collectors and Soldiers

Be content with your pay, or rations and provisions. This is nothing more than the ideal of military conduct proposed by Caesar Augustus.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Origen of Alexandria

If you wish to build a house, you must build it upon rock.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Tough Joy

Advent is a preparation for the celebration of a gift that is, in great part, already realized. The Church punctuates this season with the joyful note of Gaudete Sunday

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Advent is not a gloomy season, despite the traditional use of the same liturgical color as is used for Lent. Rather, Advent is marked by a crescendo of joy.

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