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5th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
February 5, 2023
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Following Jesus

In the Gospels of the last four Sundays we have been following the story of Jesus’ early career. He went to be baptized.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Real and False Humility

In his inaugural address, Nelson Mandela suggests that false humility hurts us just as much as false pride.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Salt and Light

A Christian’s life is to shine in such a way that what people see is the Lord.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Light For The World

Christianity is about light. Just as Jesus is light to the world, so his church is to be light in a world of darkness.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck


Did Paul want our faith to rest on the power of God instead of complicated arguments?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

Jesus Speaks

I am patient
with you

be more patient
with yourself

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