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Looking More Closely at the Word
3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
January 24, 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

The Call

You would think that, after being invited by one such as Christ, all would be smooth sailing. Yet, we know their call must surely have been experienced as a journey into frustration and failure.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

A Common Venture

Modern believers are amazed that the people Jesus invites to join him seem to drop everything and follow him immediately. It is all the more amazing if this is the first time they have met each other.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Caesarius of Arles

It may be that some are less guilty than others, but no one is entirely free from fault; there may be degrees of guilt, but no one can escape it altogether. 

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

The New Age: 2,000 Years Old

What did it signify to peasants of early first-century Galilee when they heard an itinerant craftsman proclaim that the kingdom of God was at hand?

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The challenge to repent, therefore, means much more than to be sorry for one’s individual sins. The Greek word for “repent” is metanoiein, which literally means “to change one’s mind.”

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