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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Proverbs (Chapter 9:1-6)   The Book of Proverbs is a collection of seven sets of aphorisms that were collected and edited in their present form seven hundred years before the birth of Jesus and later. The writer of today’s passage wants his fellow Jews to pursue true ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the First Book of Kings (Chapter 19:4-8)   David was a very good king of Israel—the best. Some hundred years later, in the ninth century before the birth of Jesus, Ahab was one of the worst kings of Israel. He had a very bad wife, Jezebel, whose name and reputation ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Exodus (Chapter 16: 2-4,12-15)   How could all this happen—bread in the morning and quail in the evening? Of course, we have no idea, except that through thousands of years this story has been told. Scientists and scripture scholars have made numerous suggestions, but the fact remains ...
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Hear the Word by Bill Ayres: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Second Book of Kings (Chapter 4:42-44)   This reading, in which a hundred people are fed with 20 barley loaves, obviously is here because of its connection to today’s gospel passage which describes Jesus feeding thousands of people. In the Old Testament episode, a man brings the prophet Elisha ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah (Chapter 23:1-6)   Jeremiah was one of the most courageous and tortured of all the prophets. Today’s reading from his prophecy was composed in the context of the battle for power between the Babylonians and the Egyptians with Judea, and specifically Jerusalem, in the ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Amos (Chapter 7:12-15)   “Amaziah, priest of Bethel, said to Amos, ‘Off with you, visionary, flee to the land of Judah! There earn your bread by prophesying, but never again prophesy in Bethel.” Amaziah is protecting his own turf and accusing Amos of being a ...
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