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Fourth Sunday of Easter
April 22, 2018
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ


All that you have and all that you are is a gift from the good God. If you open your hands, so to speak, you will let God pour into them whatever you really need!

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Providence and the Conspiracy of Accidents

We are children of Israel, children of Jesus, and children of our mothers and fathers in the faith. We need therefore, like them, to look at each and every event in our lives and ask ourselves the question: “What is God saying to us in this?”

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Doctor without borders

There is an objective truth about what will heal people, and the fact that modern medicine comes from the industrialized West doesn’t alter this truth. Western medicine is prized around the world because it has a power to heal that nothing else does.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Who Cares?

We belong to a church populated by caring individuals who give their lives for others: priests and nuns martyred in El Salvador; peace activists challenging the consciences of nations; sisters caring lovingly for the sick and dying.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Revolution of Tenderness

Do you see efforts to discredit Jesus’ message in the world today? Name some. How can you help bring God’s saving grace to a world/
neighborhood in desperate need of healing?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J. Janda

if only you

could trust


I do so want

you to be


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