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Father Bob’s homily last Sunday…

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7th Sunday in Ordinary Time C

I love the Gospel of John but it can be tricky to read.  Sometimes working through its thick syntax is like trying to walk through a wall of humidity on a hot summer’s day.  I think it is the pronouns.  In a remarkable bit of lame biblical research, I counted 58 pronouns in today’s Gospel making up an astonishing 26% of all the words.  It makes you ask an important question: “What is Fr. Bob really doing with his time?”

But that said, if we can swim through this sea of programs we will reach a destination of tremendous promise and hope.  Let’s focus on a few of those pronouns, beginning with those, as when Jesus says, “Holy Father, I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me through their word.”  The Gospel breaks out beyond…

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