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Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 22, 2018
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 Lame Walk: An Image of the Church

The single verse—“the stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone”
—caught wonderfully, in a few words, the meaning of the death and resurrection of Jesus.

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The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Other Sheep

Today’s Gospel has Jesus say, “I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold.” Could this be applied to all those who are not Christians but are nonetheless open to the fullest reality of Christ?

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

From Sheep to Shepherd

The Beloved Disciple is also a noble shepherd, but Peter the braggart is portrayed as the hireling who abandons the sheep to the wolf. He has miles to go before he can be elevated to the rank of shepherd.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Basil of Seleucia

His appearance among them gave them a pledge of their resurrection and called them to a new life beyond the grave. “The Good Shepherd lays down his life for his sheep and so seeks to win their love.”

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

It is in the “name” of Jesus that eschatological salvation is made available, and in that name alone. In other words, eschatological salvation comes solely as a result of the death and resurrection of Christ

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