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3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
January 24, 2021
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ


Why in the world didn’t Jonah just follow God’s command instead of running the other way?

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Re-Imaging Jesus

Far from being a loner and a Hamlet, everything about Jesus radiates the opposite. It seems that he grew up happily, quite comfortable in the rhythms of family, community, and rural life.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

The Destruction of Nineveh

God tells Jonah to tell the people of Nineveh this line from the Lord: Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed.

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Gillick, SJ


Some respond to God easily, but others drag their spiritual feet.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

No Greater Challenge

Each of us must choose between solidarity with a world headed for destruction and solidarity with a world ruled by God.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck


This reading says, “The time is running out.” Could this be a message for us today about our environment and our care for creation?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

what we want

is to do God’s will

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