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January 02, 2017

The Word Who Is Life

My friend Toni’s spiritual practice is to allow a word to surface prior to each new year. She prays for guidance for a word she hopes to “grow into,” a word that will bring her closer in her relationship with God, family and the wider world. She listens attentively to divine inspiration and allows the word to “choose her.”

In today’s first reading we hear “Let what you heard from the beginning remain in you.” As we begin this new year, what have we heard? What is the word within that is beckoning … teasing … challenging us? The Word Who is Life, Light and Love invites us to incarnate life, light and love well beyond this Christmas season. Are we up to the task of listening and attuning ourselves to the Word in 2017?

As God’s dear children, confident and trusting, may we remain united in this Word Who is Life!

—Susan Kusz, SND serves as Associate Director at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh, WI.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Now, draw near, and from this pure and sacred book and in these God-inspired words find sustenance for your soul. Here you shall behold the ministers of truth proclaim the word of life in a voice that pierces through to very heaven itself.”

—A prayer of St. Gregory Nazianzen to be offered before reading Sacred Scripture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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January 02, 2017

The Word Who Is Life

My friend Toni’s spiritual practice is to allow a word to surface prior to each new year. She prays for guidance for a word she hopes to “grow into,” a word that will bring her closer in her relationship with God, family and the wider world. She listens attentively to divine inspiration and allows the word to “choose her.”

In today’s first reading we hear “Let what you heard from the beginning remain in you.” As we begin this new year, what have we heard? What is the word within that is beckoning … teasing … challenging us? The Word Who is Life, Light and Love invites us to incarnate life, light and love well beyond this Christmas season. Are we up to the task of listening and attuning ourselves to the Word in 2017?

As God’s dear children, confident and trusting, may we remain united in this Word Who is Life!

—Susan Kusz, SND serves as Associate Director at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh, WI.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer

“Now, draw near, and from this pure and sacred book and in these God-inspired words find sustenance for your soul. Here you shall behold the ministers of truth proclaim the word of life in a voice that pierces through to very heaven itself.”

—A prayer of St. Gregory Nazianzen to be offered before reading Sacred Scripture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

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