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Fourth Sunday of Easter
May 12, 2019
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Greet Him

I have a hunch that you recognize Jesus’ voice when you hear it. Your feelings move when you hear a certain gospel, for instance

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

God’s Voice as Invitation

Too often the Christ we try to incarnate and preach is still that ancient, longed-for, overpowering Messiah who aims to cleanse the world through flat-out coercion.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Walking Off a Cliff

Christ suffered and died to save us—not from a wrathful God, but from ourselves.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Our Hope and Strength

We walk in the valley of darkness, but we fear no evil, for we follow in faith the call of the shepherd, who was “sent for our hope and strength.”

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck


When you encounter conflict regarding social justice and the people who suffer because of it, what do you do?

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A Poem to Sit With

J. Janda

The Temptations of Saint Anthony

the Christ did not consider

His divinity something to be clung to

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