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Looking More Closely at the Word
6th Sunday of Ordinary time
Year B
February 11, 2024
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

Living by Appearances

Not only are we unable to save ourselves. We are profoundly blemished. And all the makeup in the world cannot do the trick.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Restored to Community

Notice that Jesus’ command is in the passive voice: “Be made clean.” It acknowledges God as the one who performs the action without having to use God’s name.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Paschasius Radbertus

If the hearts of believers are purified by faith, we must give thought to this virtue of faith, for, as the Apostle says, “Anyone who doubts is like a wave in the sea.”

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Who Is a ‘Leper’ Today?

Jesus is a Torah–keeping Jew. Always, he affirms the theological and moral vision of the Law of Moses.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The cured leper is told to say nothing to anyone, but he disobeys this command and his cure becomes the talk of the town.

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