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Looking More Closely at the Word
Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 26, 2019
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

Spirit-Led Decision-Making

These readings remind us that our Easter faith entails the remarkable belief that the Spirit of God continues to work through the very human processes of decision-making in our Church.

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The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Necessary Things

One of the most seductive temptations of the believer is to identify the will of God with the will of the believer, and not the other way around.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The Paraclete

In the absence of living eyewitnesses to Jesus and with the increased delay of Jesus’ return, the “paraclete” will guide and help believers.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Bernard of Clairvaux

The dimensions of a soul are in proportion to its love, as the apostle confirms when he urges the Corinthians “to widen their hearts in love.”

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

There is a temple in the Church, a visible place where God’s presence is made known in word and sacrament.

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