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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Genesis (Chapter 2:18-24)   This is the ancient story in which God creates woman from the rib of the man. It is a parable with a powerful message but one that has been used for centuries to defend the primacy of men over women on the premise ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Numbers (Chapter 11:25-29)   “The Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to Moses. Taking some of the spirit that was on Moses, the Lord bestowed it on the seventy elders; and as the spirit came to rest on them, they prophesied.” However, there were ...
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Prayer: For Attention to God’s Word

Jesus, your words have power both to frighten and to delight me. Help me be attentive, to hear what you are teaching me about death and about life. Open my eyes to the challenges you put before me. Show me how to receive the “little ones.” Give me a generous spirit and a compassionate heart. I ask ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Wisdom (Chapter 2:12, 17-20)   This book was written sometime between the late first century BC and the early first century AD—in other words, roughly around the lifetime of Jesus. And there are several verses that could apply to Jesus: “Let us beset the just one, ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: The Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 50:5-9a)   Here are three powerful sentences from this reading: “The Lord God opens my ear that I may hear; and I have not rebelled, have not turned back.” “The Lord is my help, therefore I am not disgraced.” “See, the Lord ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 35:4-7a)   “Thus says the Lord: Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; with divine recompense he comes to save you.” This is a promise from the Lord that becomes ...
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