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Looking More Closely at the Word
Pentecost Sunday B
May 19, 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

Solidarity and Courage

The earliest church was made bold in its proclamation of the truth. Believers’ hearts filled with the good news of Christ.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Fear and Peace

When Jesus says to his frightened disciples, “Peace to you,” he declares a factual reality … Jesus is not wishing them peace; he declares with firm assurance that they possess it, hence they should discard all fear.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Aelred of Rievaulx

The Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole earth and all creation recognizes his voice.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

The Church's Jewish Birthday

The Holy Spirit is not simply some kind of “jump start” to get the Church going but the normal way the community expands through its mission outreach.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Jesus promised his disciples that they would have the divine assistance of the Holy Spirit as they bore witness in a situation of rejection and persecution. Perhaps this promise originally applied to their missions while Jesus was still on earth.

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