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Twenty-Fourth Sunday
of Ordinary Time
September 16, 2018
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

He Began to Teach Them

Without realizing it, Simon had proclaimed the crucial depth that underlies all Christianity. Jesus was not just a buddy or a healer, as, up to now, they had been thinking.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Carrying Our Cross

Carrying our cross daily means accepting that God’s gift to us is often not what we expect. God always answers our prayers but, often times, by giving us what we really need rather than what we think we need.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Denying Yourself

To deny yourself requires first having a self to deny. It requires having desires for ordinary good things, for life rather than death.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Genuine Service of Others

The service that our faith calls for is genuine service, the actual performance of deeds that benefit those in need.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Engaging Faith

The letter of James tells us to serve our neighbor. Do you ever respond to such a call? If so, how?

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A Poem to
Sit With

The Light

J Janda


what was begun in us

will be completed in us

a desire
a wisdom
a love

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