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Looking More Closely at the Word
Third Sunday of Easter

April 15, 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 Lame Shall Leap

In rejecting Jesus at Passover time, they had involved themselves in something bigger than they knew. They should repent, therefore, not just from complicity in Jesus’ death, but in response to the call to conversion that was the thrust of Jesus' public life.

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The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Glorified Bodies

This is a Jesus of sight and sound, of memories and relationships, of love and tenderness. He would take food and allow himself to be touched. Even his wounds could be examined.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Alternate Reality

Experiences of alternate reality opened the minds of prophets and others in the Old Testament to understanding the will of God with greater clarity and precision; the experience of the risen Jesus accomplishes the same result for those who see him.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


This is what the disciples had not yet seen: they had no vision yet of the Church spreading from Jerusalem over the whole world. But they could see the head before them, and when he spoke to them of the body, they believed him.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The exalted Christ acts as our advocate before God by applying the benefits of his death to our sins, cleansing and removing them so that we can be restored to the right relationship with God.

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