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dc.contributor.authorRodriguez, Luis, S.J.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 432en_US
dc.description.abstract|It may not sound like it at first, but the closing part of the gospel reading is particularly challenging for us today: Jesus speaks and commands with authority and power. When we see flyers announcing lectures, we often read a listing of "credentials": diplomas, experience, degrees... It is such cred-entials that are supposed to render the lecture cred-ible.|Jesus had neither degrees nor diplomas: what is there about his word? or in Nazareth: where did he learn all this?. Yet he spoke with authority: what he said came from his heart, from inner conviction ...not like the scribes. The scribes needed to quote their Torah, in order to be credible. Jesus did at times also quote Scripture, but he dared to move beyond its literal sense: you have heard... but I say to you... He was not authoritarian, he was authoritative.|His authority was not political clout or temple power, it was moral authority that came from his life witness: who among you can convict me of sin? When life witness is present, there is no need for external cred-entials. Beyond speaking with authority Jesus was living with authority. Pope Francis speaks with authority, because he lives with authority.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Tuesday September 3, 2019: 22nd Week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitJesuit Communityen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorRodriguez, Luis, S.J.en_US Timeen_US 22en_US
dc.subject.local11 Thessalonians 5:1-6, 9-11en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 27:1, 4, 13-14en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 4:31-37en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ien_US

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