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Looking More Closely at the Word
Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 6, 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

Who Loves First?

When a British journalist asked Mother Teresa how she could keep on going knowing she would never be successful in her efforts to meet the needs of all those dying in the streets of Calcutta, she replied, “I am not called to be successful, I'm called to be faithful.”

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The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Hankering after the “Old Faith”

As for love, the Gospels and Epistles would fragment into a million pieces without it. Our saints would be incompre-hensible, our heroes nonexistent. And Jesus would not be. “For God so loved the world that he sent. ...”

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Love Involves Doing

Jesus urges the disciples to “keep [ = do] my command-ments” and “do what I command you.” A survey of any of the Gospels reveals that he repeats this exhortation rather frequently. Why is this necessary?

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Thomas More

What a difference is there now, between this faithful love of his and other kinds of false and fickle love found in this wretched world. The flatterer pretends to love you because he dines well with you.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

We know God to be love only because he has sent his Son into the world, and sent him to be the expiation for our sins. Only on those grounds—because of the incarnation and the atonement—do we affirm that God is love.

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