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

A reading from the book of the Prophet Habakkuk (Chapter 1:2-3; 2:2-4)   “How long O Lord? I cry for help but you do not listen! I cry out to you, ‘Violence!’ but you do not intervene. Why do you let me see ruin; why must I see misery?” Habakkuk was ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of Amos (Chapter 6:1a, 4-7)   Amos is condemning the rich and powerful in the Northern Kingdom of Israel just before they are invaded by the Babylonians and sent into exile, roughly 800 years before the birth of Jesus. Amos blames the elite for their uncaring and unjust ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of Exodus (Chapter 32:7-11, 13-14)   This reading is about the infidelity of the people who were saved by God from slavery in Egypt. “The Lord said to Moses, ‘Go down at once to your people. … They have soon turned aside from the way I pointed out ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of Wisdom (Chapter 9:13-18b)   The author of the Book of Wisdom asks, “Who can know God’s counsel, or who can conceive what the Lord intends?” The author gives his answer toward the end of this passage: “Or who ever knew your counsel, except you had given wisdom ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of the prophet Sirach (Chapter 3:17-18, 20, 28-29)   This is one of the few times in the liturgical cycles when we read from a book of Jewish writings that is not an accepted part of the Hebrew Bible. Yet, it is part of Jewish wisdom teaching. The ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah (Chapter 66:18-21)   The Book of the Prophet Isaiah was not written by one person all at once. There are three main sections, and today’s reading comes from the last chapter of the third section, written as the Jewish people were finally returning from ...
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