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Fourth Sunday of Easter A
May 3, 2020
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 House of Israel and Those Far Off

In the language of Acts, “the Lord” is understood as a title for Jesus, and so “those who call upon the name of the Lord” becomes virtually a name for all Christians.

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The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

The Testing of Faith

Like many devoted shepherds, Jesus is both the shepherd and the gate.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

An Honorable Shepherd

If contemporary American believers can see beyond the sheep imagery to the question of leadership in the Christian community, today’s few verses should stimulate healthy reflection.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Clement of Alexandria

He said he had not come to be served but to serve; and so the Gospel shows him tired out, he who labored for our sake.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Christ’s wounds bring healing, and by his redemptive death we are enabled to die to sin and live to righteousness.

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