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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the second Book of Maccabees (Chapter 7:1-2, 9-14)   We Christians believe not only in the resurrection of Jesus but also in our own resurrection. At the time of Jesus, the Jews were divided about the resurrection of the body on the last day. The Sadducees did not believe in ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the second Book of Exodus (Chapter 17:8-13)   The Amalekites were a tribal desert people who did not like these new people, the Israelites, entering their land sometime after the exodus from Egypt. And so, the Amalekites attacked. Moses told Joshua to resist: “‘Tomorrow go out and engage Amalek in ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the second Book of Kings (Chapter 5:14-17)   In ancient times, lepers were considered unclean. They were avoided and were almost never in positions of power. Naaman was a leper but also was a commander in the army of the king of Aram. The king had such high regard for ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of Amos (Chapter 8:4-7)   We tend to think of ancient Israel as a poor nation, and that is true. Most of the people were poor peasant farmers who barely got by and often were vulnerable to the whims of their landlords, seed providers, and more well-off merchants ...
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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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