Catholic Prayers for the New Evangelization
"Catholic Prayers for the New Evangelization"
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Sunday, March 16, 2014
God's Word - Readings from First Week of Lent
As the snow and rain accomplish the watering of the crops, the Scripture tells us, so God's Word is powerful and effective, achieving His purpose and not ending in emptiness. We see the effect and power of God's Word in the creation of the world and even more so when the Father sends Jesus who is the mind, the voice and the Word of God in the flesh. He speaks God's Word in the midst of our human experience. He accomplishes our salvation by His Paschal Mystery. We are nourished by God's Word by feeding on "every word that comes out of his mouth" and praying the words that Jesus gave us in the Our Father. Then, we too begin to speak words that are effective because they are inspired by the power of God's own Word. But if we only feed on words like political talking points and self help books and false words from those who lead us astray then we are not nourished by God. We put other words ahead of God's Word and we will fail in our search for fulfillment in life and our calling to share the Word with others.