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Looking More Closely at the Word
5th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
February 5, 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

Christian Faith and Politics

There are many people who seem to put their Christian faith on a pedestal for all to see, but it’s a faith whose authentic flavor has gone flat.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Salt and Fire

[There is a] Mediterranean cultural image Jesus has in mind when he says: “You, my disciples; are the salt, that is, catalyst for the earth-oven.” (In the Aramaic and Hebrew languages which Jesus spoke, one and the same word means “earth” and “clay-oven.”)

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Thoughts from the Early Church

John Chrysostom

Let your virtue, the perfection of your life, and the performance of good works inspire those who see you to praise the common Master of us all.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Being Light, Unimpeach-ably

As I write this reflection, we have been impeaching our president. Some see this as a magisterial working out of our constitutional process. Others see it as an irresponsible and vindictive abuse of legislative, executive, and judicial time, talent, and treasure.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The band of disciples, the nucleus of the future Church, is described under three metaphors: salt, a city on a hill, and a light in the world.

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