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Twenty-Eighth Sunday
of Ordinary Time
October 14, 2018
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

For the Love of God!

Jesus is not just announcing truths to someone or other, he is carefully building faith in someone he loves: faith in God and faith in him.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Jesus' Way of Wisdom

After Jesus’ exchange with the rich young man, Jesus asks him to give up everything and follow him. But the young man is unable to do so. He goes away sad.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Inheriting Eternal Life

If selling all he has and giving it to the poor is what the rich young man needs to do to inherit eternal life, what about everybody else? Does everybody have to sell what he has in order to attain heaven?

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Everlasting Life

There is more to this story than renunciation of material possessions, for Jesus does not tell the man simply to get rid of his possessions: he must sell them and give to the poor.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Helping Others Grow

What crises, political, economic or ecological, can you use your courage and intelligence to help solve?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

outstretched arms were his only posture as an infant to his death on a cross

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