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Looking More Closely at the Word
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
Year B
March 28, 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 F. Kavanaugh, SJ

Dying

Wonder‑Woman, better than the Amazons, could take on armies of marauders. But not Jesus. I would have rewritten the script.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Cultural Insights into the Passion

As the early followers of Jesus reflected upon his suffering and death, they resorted to the Hebrew Bible for insight.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Guerric of Igny

The procession makes us think of the honor reserved for a king, whereas the passion shows us the punishment due to a thief.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

As we noted before, the Old Testament readings in Lent point up the highlights of Israel’s salvation history.

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