Saturday, August 10, 2013

Encouraging Fascination

The Roman Catholic Lectionary begins reading Chapters 11 and 12 of the Letter to the Hebrews for a month of Sundays. It is a fascinating homily. Yet its distance from the contemporary scene includes modern human experience, culture and ways of knowing. Compared to other New Testament documents, it is read sparingly. Jesuit Peter Edmonds not only “helps us to make something of the readings from the Letter to the Hebrews that we will hear over the next four weekends”; he also comments on its other portions read at different times of the liturgical year.

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