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

A reading from the first Book of Kings (Chapter 17:10-16)   The scene here is very stark. There is a drought in the region. The prophet Elijah comes into the city and he is hungry and thirsty. He asks a poor widow who is at the point of starvation herself for water and ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah (Chapter 31:7-9)   “The Lord has delivered his people, the remnant of Israel. Behold, I will bring them back from the land of the north; I will gather them from the ends of the world, with the blind and the lame in their midst, ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 53:10-11)   “Because of his affliction he shall see the light in fullness of days: through his suffering, my servant shall justify many, and their guilt they shall bear.” The suffering servant here is not any one person but rather all of ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Wisdom (Chapter 7:7-11)   The Book of Wisdom is one of the last books in the Hebrew Bible, compiled not too long before the birth of Jesus. Notice that Wisdom is referred to as “she,” an interesting term in a patriarchal society. The writer imagines the words ...
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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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