Women in Luke & John: Incredible Abundance of Sinners & Saints. R.E. Congress – Session 3:14 Fr. Felix Just, S.J. Loyola Institute for Spirituality, Orange, CA http://catholic-resources.org. Incredible Abundance?. Lectionary Cycle: Year A: Matthew Year B: Mark Year C: LUKE
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R.E. Congress – Session 3:14
Fr. Felix Just, S.J.
Loyola Institute for Spirituality, Orange, CA
“He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. / A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. / Then he called his disciples and said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. / For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.’ ”
A) 1-2: Temporal & Geographical Setting: “on the third day”; “a wedding in Cana in Galilee”
B) 3-4: MOTHER of Jesus asks him about lack of more wine; Jesus responds: “...My hour has not yet come.”
C) 5: MOTHER tells servants to do what Jesus says.
D) 6: Details about Props: six stone water jars, holding 2 or 3 ‘measures’ (20-30 gallons) each, for Jewish purity rituals.
C') 7-8: JESUS tells servants what to do, and they do it.
B') 9-10: Steward tells Bridegroom about quality of new wine: “...you have kept the good wine until now.”
A') 11-12: Theological Summary: “the beginning of his SIGNS in Cana in Galilee”; “he revealed his glory; his disciples believed in him”
A) 1-4: Transition: Jesus departs Judea, heads to Galilee, passing thru Samaria
B) 5-6: Intro: Jesus arrives about noon at Jacob's well, near town of Sychar
C) 7-15: Jesus and a Samaritan Woman dialogue about "living" Water and Thirst
D) 16-19: Jesus talks about the Woman's husbands; she says Jesus is a Prophet
E) 20-26: Jesus and the Woman dialogue about "true" Worship & the Messiah
A') 27: Transition: Jesus’ disciples return, wonder why he speaks with a Woman
B') 28-30: Woman goes back to town, tells people about Jesus; is he Messiah?
C') 31-38: Jesus and disciples dialogue about his Food and his/their Work
D') 39: Samaritan villagers come to believe in Jesus, due to Woman's testimony
E') 40-42: More Samaritans hear Jesus, come to believe he is Savior of the World
A) 1-6: Introduction:
Jesus hears of Lazarus’ illness from Martha & Mary
B) 7-16: Jesus and disciples dialogue:
“Lazarus is dead!” (v. 14)
C) 17-27: Jesus and Martha dialogue:
about resurrection and life: “Lord, if you had been here, my brother wouldn't have died” (v. 21)
C') 28-37: Jesus and Mary dialogue:
express sorrow and love: “Lord, if you had been here, my brother wouldn't have died” (v. 32)
B') 38-44: Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead
“Lazarus come out!” (v. 43)
A') 45-54: Conclusion:
Various reactions of “the Jews” – some believe, others oppose
Lucas Moser (1432)
William Blake Jacques Tissot
Sir Edward Burne-Jones: “The Morning of the Resurrection” (1882)