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May 25, 2016

Volume 133, Issue #11


June 12, 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Luke 7:36-8:3

When I read this week’s passage from Luke, I take an aerial view. My perspective shifts from the disciples to Jesus, then to Simon the Pharisee, then to the bystanders, and finally to the woman who washes Jesus’ feet.

June 5, 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Luke 7:11-17

In Luke’s Gospel, many of Jesus’ encounters with people are described in terms of whether or not they have faith. Yet this week’s story of the widow of Nain stands in contrast: the person in need never asks for help.

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