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Looking More Closely at the Word
6th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
February 12, 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

The Revolution Jesus Announced

While Jesus does not intend to abolish the Old Law, he promises to fulfill or realize the law in a new way.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Proper and Honorable Relationships

Jesus takes aim at the scribes by reinterpreting the commandments. He offers his followers an honorable way out of situations that could lead to feuds and death.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

John Chrysostom

So as far as a human being can, you must do what Christ the Son of God did, and become a promoter of peace both for yourself and for your neighbor.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Living the Law

As an ear-opening exercise, let's listen carefully to what Jesus says in the antithesis about murder.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The prohibition of murder is enlarged to embrace anger, the prohibition of adultery to cover lustful glances, and the prohibition of false oaths to include any kind of swearing, since a simple yes or no should be just as binding.

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