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Looking More Closely at the Word
5th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
February 7, 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

The Ways of Jesus

If faith is real, it seeks expression. But faith cannot be real for us if it is not allowed into our real world.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Social Healing

One very consistent element in Jesus’ healing activity is that he restores sick persons to their proper status, role, and place in the community.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Peter Chrysologus

God seeks human beings, not human goods. He desires to bestow what is heavenly, not to acquire anything earthly. Christ came to seek not our possessions but us.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Dennis
Hamm, SJ

The Healed Mother-In-Law

This is another of Mark's cameos of Christian life: a person in trouble is rescued through encounter with the Lord and proceeds to serve others.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Job’s reflections on the miseries of human life are meant to provide a background for the healing work of Christ, of which the gospel speaks. It is from such miseries as Job speaks of that Christ comes to save us.

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