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Looking More Closely at the Word
4th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
January 31, 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

A Thimbleful of Love

Who can doubt that among married people are numbered some of the holiest people we know? 

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Authority and Honor

Jesus is not controlled or cowed by this unclean spirit. Instead, Jesus shows that his power is stronger than that of the unclean spirit.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

John Henry Newman

Religion has a store of wonderful secrets which cannot be communicated to others, but which are most pleasant and delightful to know.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Teaching With Authority

What Jesus has to communicate is not simply a new idea, an alternative lifestyle that might catch the fancy of a few people. It is nothing less than the announcement of the coming of God.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The Marcan tradition saw the miracles as displays of Jesus’ authority.

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