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Baptism of the Lord

January 10, 2021
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 Encountered

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Transform- ations of the Body

He was like us in all things but sin, the author of Hebrews reminds us when discussing Jesus’ high priesthood. And yet we balk at the statement. “If he did not sin, how could he really be like us? How could he be fully human?”

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Recognizing Jesus

Jesus presumably leaves his family and village to come to John for baptism. This movement is very symbolic.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


Man of dust that I am, let deepest reverence enfold me when I behold the height to which I have been called. 

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

A Peace Church?

Each of this Sunday’s readings invites us to ponder the centrality of peace and justice in the mission of Jesus and in the mission of any of us who claim to be his disciples.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

This feast has regained some prominence, and for this we may be glad. It helps to reinforce the theological, as opposed to the historical, emphasis of our Western Christmas cycle of feasts.

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