Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Living the Word

Tuesday greetings from the home office here in Franklin Park, Illinois. The autumn colors are so beautiful here in the Midwest.

Every once in awhile, I do a little WLP commercial on the blog. We publish an annual resource here, Living the Word. It is written anew every year. This year's authors are Sr. Laurie Brink, O.P. and Deacon Frederick Bauerschmidt. The Sunday scriptures are followed by a scripture commentary "Undertanding the Word," a contemporary reflection "Reflecting on the Word," a series of questions to ponder or share in small groups "Consider/Discuss," and each section concludes with a prayer asking the Lord to help us in our quest for living the word "Responding to the Word."

This resource has many uses. I see it as a helpful resource for individuals to take the time after the celebration of Mass, perhaps some time during the week, to reflect back on what was proclaimed on Sunday. This is also an ideal resource for those in initiation ministry who lead "breaking open the word" sessions following the dismissal of catechumens (and candidates) after the liturgy of the word on Sundays. And, of course, this is also a great resource for those who gather in small groups in the parish to reflect on God's word.

Check it out and consider adding this to your resources to help you reflect on and live God's word.

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.

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