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Gospel Commentary

Isaiah 56:1, 6-7; Psalm 67:2-3, 5-6, 8; Romans 11:13-15, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28 August 20, 2017; 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Proper 15 Jesus withdrew from Israel and went to the region of Tyre and Sidon. There He met a non-Jewish pagan woman. Crying she pleaded for mercy for her demon possessed daughter. She kneeled before …

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Figures of Speech

In writing text for public speaking or sermon delivery, it is useful to deploy such figures of speech as metaphor, simile and hyperbole. But one must not overlook those figures of speech that require skilled vocal production and articulation: Alliteration; Assonance; Onomatopoeia; and Sound Symbolism. Use the examples below to develop greater skill using Figures …

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Companionship May Speed Healing

We gather together each week to hear the healing, saving word delivered in the good news of the Sunday Sermon. But there’s also something healing about good company. That’s the indication of new research from Ohio State University. “Stress delays wound healing in humans and other animals, and social contact helps counteract this delay,” says …

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