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Looking More Closely at the Word
The Fifth Sunday of Lent

March 18, 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

Coming next week

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The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Repentance and Eucharist

In the Our Father, we pray that God “forgive us our sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us”—a scary proposal if you spend a minute thinking about it.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Under-standing Honor

The “voice from heaven” is a culturally specific element in the Mediterranean-alternate-state-of-consciousness. All alternate states must be interpreted according to the traditional beliefs of their respective culture.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Cyril of Alexandria

The human race may be compared to spikes of wheat in a field, rising, as it were, from the earth, awaiting their full growth and development, and then in time being cut down by the reaper, which is death.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

From the time of Paul, Christians have seen the fulfillment of prophecy in the covenant that was established by the blood of Christ and that led to the outpouring of the Spirit into the hearts of believers.

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