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Looking More Closely at the Word
Fifth Sunday of Easter A
May 7, 2023
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


There is something particularly moving and engaging about an ordinary person who wants to read and preach the word of God—and it’s not “business as usual.”

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The Way, the Truth, the Life

Jesus’ words and deeds in this Gospel speak love at every turn. He demonstrates absolute, total, and universal love in his varied responses to those who approach him.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


In the place we are making, the Lord will be everyone’s light; the true light which enlightens every human person will shine upon all.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Snapshots of A Growing Church

Luke informs us that the community had set up a daily distribution (of food?) to take care of the needy among them, especially widows.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Christians, as living stones, are joined together by Christ, who is the cornerstone.

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