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Looking More Closely at the Word
Sixth Sunday of Easter A
May 17, 2020
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

Dennis
Hamm, SJ

Baptism in the Spirit

The Jewish Christians who accompanied Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit should have been poured out on the Gentiles also.

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The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Baptism in the Spirit

Some children with casually Catholic upbringings become devoted churchgoers as adults. Others with a strict and extensive exposure to the traditions and practices of the church reject it all.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Speaking Truth

If John and his community sound slightly paranoid, that judgment may be more than partly correct.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

John Chrysostom

If you ask why the Spirit did not come immediately after the resurrection, this was in order to increase their gratitude for receiving him by increasing their desire.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The Christian life is not an external observance of Christ’s commandments but an intense relationship of the community to the three Persons of the Trinity.

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