Online Retreat- Week 24

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Alexander, Andy, S.J.
Waldron, Maureen McCann
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2000-01-01
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Jesus Confronts Religious Leaders|Guide: Tension and Hypocrisy|Over the past eleven weeks we have contemplated the life of Jesus. He has shown himself to us in the context of our examining his mission and our own way of life. We have considered two ways of desiring in Week 17 and three kinds of responses in Week 18. In contemplating his calling his disciples, in Week 21, we considered three degrees of being with Jesus.|We now begin to contemplate how all this is played out in Jesus' life. We begin to feel the tension developing as Jesus speaks more and more prophetically. As we read the readings, we grow in awe at his freedom and clarity. He sees through hypocrisy and names it. The fear of reprisal doesn't in any way deter him from denouncing injustice. Jesus knows what happens to prophets. His words come out of the purest of poverty and indifference. He can surrender to humiliation and rejection and death itself, for he has become a humble servant of his mission.|Readings:|1. My House Should be Called a Place of Worship (Matthew 21:12-17)|2. They Knew that Jesus was Talking About Them (Matthew 21:33-45)|3. You are Supposed to Lead Others but You are Blind (Matthew 23:1-39)|4. From that Day on, the Council Started Making Plans to put Jesus to Death (John 11:45-57)|Prayers:|1. A Prayer to Begin Each Day|2. Prayer for Generosity (St. Ignatius of Loyola)
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Creighton University, Online Ministries
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