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December 26, 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 Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

The Holy Family

The heavenly advice so often given in the infancy narratives is “fear not.”

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Jesus in the Temple

Male maturity in the Mediterranean world entails becoming liberated from the female control that characterizes early childhood.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Origen of Alexandria

Sometimes Jesus asked questions, sometimes he answered them; and, as we have already said, wonderful though his questions were, his replies were even more wonderful.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

The Open Family

Any family, even a single mother with one child, participates in a mystery involving them intimately with the Creator and imposes more responsibilities than any of us can fully comprehend.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Where there is a wholesome respect for God and his will, human relationships do stand a better chance of being well ordered and harmonious.

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