Reflections on Augustine Spirituality

by
 
Donald X. Burt, OSA

The Pilgrim God: Reflections on the Story of Jesus  

Preface: Telling Stories

Introduction

           Part 1.  The Beginning

  1.   In the Beginning (John 1:1-5)
  2.   The Coming of the Baptist (Luke 1:5-25)
  3.   Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38)
  4.   Visitation
  5.   Good Old Joseph (Matthew 1:18-24)
  6.   The Birth of the Pilgrim (Luke 2:1-7)
  7.   Shepherds and Angels (Luke 2:8-20)
  8.   Mary's First Year (Luke 2:16-18)
  9.   The Wise Men (Matthew 2:1-12)
  10.   Family (Matthew 2:13-23)

    Part 2.  Public Life: The First Year

  11.   The Call Of John (Luke 3:1-6)
  12.   John's Preaching (Luke 3:7-14)
  13.   The Baptism Of Jesus (Mark 1:7-11)
  14.   Desert Temptation (Matthew 4:1-11)
  15.   Rising Sun; Setting Moon (John 1:19-28)
  16.   The First Disciples (John 1:35-51)
  17.   Cana (John 2:1-12)
  18.   Nicodemus (John 3:1-21) 
  19.   The Samaritan Woman (John 4:5-42)
  20.   Capharnaum Cures I: The Demoniac (Mark 1:21-28)
  21.   Capharnaum Cures II: The Crowds (Mark 1:29-39)
  22.   The Call Of The First Apostles (Luke 5:1-11)
  23.   The Cure Of The Galilean Leper (Mark 1:40-45) 
  24.   The Cure of the Capharnaum Paralytic (Mark 2:1-12)
  25.   The Call of Matthew (Matthew 9:9-13)
  26.   Old Wineskins (Mark 2:18-22)

    Part 3.  - The Second Year -

     
  27.   The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12)
  28.   Salt of the Earth (Matthew 5:13-16)
  29.   Laws: New and Old (Matthew 5: 17-48)
  30.   Trust in God (Matthew 6: 24-34)
  31.   Cure of the Centurion's Servant (Luke 7:1-10)
  32.   The Widows of Naum (Luke 7:11-17)
  33.   John in Prison (Matthew 11:2-11)
  34.   The Penitent Woman (Luke 7:36-50)
  35.   A Day of Parables: The Sower (Matthew 13:1-43)
  36.   A Day of Parables: The Mustard Seed (Mark 4:26-34)
  37.   A Day of Parables: Strange Weeds, Odd Fish (Matthew 13:24-50)
  38.   Christ's Relatives (Mark 3:20-21;31-35)
  39.   A Stormy Sea (Mark 4:35-41)
  40.   The Gerasene Devils (Mark 5:1-20)
  41.   The Woman with a Hemorrhage (Mark 5:21-34)
  42.   The Daughter of Jairus (Mark 5:21-22;35-43)
  43.   Jesus Goes Home (Luke 4:16-30)
  44.   The New Missionaries (Mark 6:7-11) / (Matthew 10:16-23)
  45.   Bethsaida Cure (John 5:1-18)
  46.   Controversy and Divine Claims (John 5: 19-47)
  47.   Loaves and Fishes (Matthew 14:13-21)
  48.   Walking on Water (Matthew 14:22-33)
  49.   Promises, Promises (John 6:22-72)

    Part 4. - The Third Year
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  50.  Clean Hands (Mark 7:1-23)
  51.  A Cure in Canaan (Matthew 15:21-28)
  52.  The Deaf-Mute of Secapolis (Mark 7:31-37)
  53.  "Who Do They Say That I Am?" (Mark 8:27-30)
  54.  Prediction of the Passion (Matthew 16:21-27)
  55.  Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-9)
  56.  After the Transfiguration (Mark 9:8-31)
  57.  "Who is the Greatest?" (Mark 9:30-48)
  58.  Tough Love and Forgiveness (Matthew 18:15-35)
  59.  "Good-bye Good Friends" (Matthew 11:20-24; John 7:2-13)
  60.  The Adulteress (John 8:1-11)
  61.  "Before Abraham ... I Am!" (John 8:31-59)
  62.  The Man Born Blind (John 9:1-41)
  63.  The Good Shepherd (John 10:11-21)
  64.  The Good Disciples (Luke 10:1-23)
  65.  The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)
  66.  Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42)
  67.  Our Father (Luke 11:1-13)
  68.  The Enemies (Luke 11:14-54)
  69.  Carpe Diem (Luke 12:1-59; 13:1-9)
  70.  Cure of the Stooped (Luke 13:10-17)
  71.  The Narrow Gate (Luke 13:22-30)
  72.  Banquet Stories: The Last Place (Luke 14:1-11)
  73.  Banquet Stories: Reluctant Guests (Luke 14:12-14)
  74.  The Feast of the Dedication (John 10:22-39)
  75.  Rules for Disciples (Luke 14:25-34)
  76.  What is God Like?: The Lost Sheep (Luke 15:1-10)
  77.  What is God Like?: The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32)
  78.  Friends of Mammon: The Unjust Steward (Luke 16:1-13)
  79.  Friends of Mammon: The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31)
  80.  The Ten Lepers  
  81.  Persistence in Prayer
  82.  The Pharisee and the Publican
  83.  Divorce
  84.  "Suffer the Little Children"
  85.  Dangerous Riches
  86.  Laborers in the Vineyard
  87.  The Raising of Lazarus
  88.  "Who Will Be First?"
  89.  "Lord, That I Might See!"
  90.  Zaccheus
  91.  Anointing at Bethany

    Part 5.  - Holy Week -
     
  92.  Palm Sunday
  93.  "Sir, We Would Like to See Jesus"
  94.  The Barren Fig Tree
  95.  The Cleansing of the Temple
  96.  A Story of Two Sons
  97.  The Wicked Vinedressers
  98.  The Banquet
  99.  Final Confrontation: The Politicians
  100.  Final Confrontation: The Rationalists
  101.  Final Confrontation: The Greatest Law
  102.  Final Confrontation: Condemnation
  103.  The Widow's Mite
  104.  The End of All Times
  105.  Judas: The Day of the Betrayer
  106.  A Banquet of Love
  107.  Final Words:
        Betrayal and Glorification
        Coming and Goings
        Vine and Branches
         A Final Prayer
  108.  Scenes from an Execution: Peter
  109.  Scenes from an Execution: Pilate
  110.  Scenes from an Execution: Barabbas
  111.  Scenes from an Execution: Simon of Cyrene
  112.  Scenes from an Execution: The Naked God
  113.  Scenes from an Execution: "I Thirst!"
  114.  Scenes from an Execution: The God Forsaken God
  115.  Scenes from an Execution: "It Is Finished!"
     

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