The Sunday of the Word of God
On 30 September 2019 Pope Francis instituted The Sunday of the Word of God with his document “APERUIT ILLIS”. Our Holy Father has earmarked 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time to celebrate the Word of God Sunday. An icon of the encounter with Jesus on the road to Emmaus (left) was chosen as the official logo for the worldwide celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God. Bibles, new or old, will be blessed this Sunday in celebration of The Sunday of the Word of God.
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Learn to Trust God
Most of us distrust God. Most of us think of God as a fearful, punitive authority or as an empty, powerless nothing. Jesus’ core message was that God is neither a powerless weakling nor a powerful boss, but a lover, whose only desire is to give us what our hearts most desire.
To pray is to listen to that voice of love. That is what obedience is all about. The word obedience comes from the Latin word ob-audire, which means “to listen with great attentiveness.” Without listening, we become “deaf” to the voice of love. The Latin word for deaf is surdus. To be completely deaf is to be absurd, yes, absurd. When we no longer pray, no longer listen to the voice of love that speaks to us in the moment, our lives become absurd lives in which we are thrown back and forth be- tween the past and the future.
If we could just be, for a few minutes each day, fully where we are, we would indeed discover that we are not alone and that the One who is with us wants only one thing: to give us love.