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Looking More Closely at the Word
Third Sunday of Lent
Year B
March 7, 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 F. Kavanaugh, SJ

Imperatives of Faith

God does not advise us not to kill. God commands us. 

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

A New Temple

The word “remembered” or “recalled” is a technical term used by John to describe the process by which the community of believers gradually came to view Jesus as the fulfillment of Scripture after his resurrection.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


To pray in God’s temple we must pray in the peace of the Church, in the unity of the body of Christ, which is made up of many believers throughout the world. 

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Livestock, Whip, and Zeal

We recognize that it is from John that most of us get our picture of the cleansing of the Temple. The point is not drama but symbol.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

It is God’s will ultimately not to destroy the earth but to redeem it.

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