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Looking More Closely at the Word
7th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
February 19, 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

Militant Faith

The way of Jesus stands in contrast to our personal wars as well as our public ones.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Regaining Honor

Jesus urges the humiliated disciple to suffer the shame and surrender the right to defend honor. Is the advice radical or culturally practical?

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Walter Hilton

People guided only by their own reason find it very hard to be patient, peaceful, sweet-tempered and charitable to their neighbors when they treat them badly and wrong them.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Does Jesus Want Doormats for Disciples?

Why follow someone who teaches you to be a bunch of wimps and doormats?

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Jesus is not contradicting the Old Testament but is radicalizing it, going much further though in the same direction.

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