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Thirty-second Sunday
of Ordinary Time A
November 12, 2017
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Getting There

Since we are not children, we can overlook the joy or pleasure that comes when our goal finally arrives, because our minds have for so long looked away. These won’t get fulfilled very soon anyway.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Staying Awake

Today there’s a rich literature that offers us all kinds of advice on how to get into the present moment so as to be awake to the deep riches inside our own lives. While much of this literature is good, little of it is very effective.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

The Foolish

What would have happened if their Lord had found them in darkness but also in humility, not trying to climb to safety on the backs of others, but just acknowledging their mistakes and hoping in the Lord?

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Be Watchful, Be Ready

Wisdom “makes her own rounds, seeking those worthy of her.” Those will not be found worthy who do not listen to the Scriptures, or to their own experiences, or to the sufferings of those around them.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

The Encounter with Jesus

Would you live differently if you thought “the end time” was right around the corner—as the Thessalonians seemed to? If so, what would you change?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J. Janda

all that I


is to show


love for you.

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