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Looking More Closely at the Word
The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Year C
December 19, 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

Impatient with Process

Nothing great and enduring happens fast. So we wait.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Vigilance and Prayer

It is often difficult for sophisticated contemporary believers to suspend their scientific knowledge in order to understand simpler human explanations.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Guerric of Igny

Let us arise with joy and run in spirit to meet our Savior.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Old Sons, New Key

A literal rendering of the Hebrew of Psalm 40:7 would be, “but ears you have dug for me.” That is such a blunt image that most translations paraphrase.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The choice of this reading today is a salutary reminder, needed particularly at this time of year, not to dissociate the incarnation from its supreme goal, the atonement.

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