WORD OF LIFE

Word of Life – July 2024

Word of Life – July 2024

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” (Ps 23:1) Psalm 23 is perhaps the most well-known and best loved of all the psalms. It is a song of trust in God, but also a joyful profession of faith by someone who is part of the people of Israel, to whom God,...

Word of Life – June 2024

Word of Life – June 2024

“The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how.”  (Mk 4:26-27) The kingdom of God is at the heart of Jesus’ message. In fact, in his Gospel,...

Word of Life – May 2024

Word of Life – May 2024

. “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love”. (1 Jn 4:8) The first letter of John is addressed to Christians who live in a community in Asia Minor and it encourages them to restore fellowship because they are divided by different doctrines. The...

Word of Life – April 2024

Word of Life – April 2024

“With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all”. (Acts 4:33) This word, which comes during the Easter season, invites everyone who has received the message of the Gospel...

Word of Life – March 2024

Word of Life – March 2024

Live as children of light: for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true.’ (Eph. 5:8-9) Paul is writing to the community in Ephesus, a large and imposing city where he had lived while baptizing and evangelizing. He is probably imprisoned...

Word of Life – February 2024

Word of Life – February 2024

Let all that you do be done in love  (1 Cor. 16:14).[i] This month, the word and experience of the apostle Paul can guide us and be a lamp for our steps. [ii] He proclaims a powerful message to us just as he did to the Christians in Corinth; he announces...

Word of Life – January 2024

Word of Life – January 2024

On his way to Jerusalem Jesus was stopped by a doctor of the law who asked him, ‘Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus responded with a counter-question, “What is written in the Law?" He answered, “Love the Lord your God ... and your neighbor as...

Word of Life – December 2023

Word of Life – December 2023

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”. (1Thess. 5:16-18). Paul wrote to the Thessalonians at a time when many of Jesus' contemporaries were still alive. They had seen and heard him...

Word of Life – April 2023

Word of Life – April 2023

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth (Col. 3:2) The first Christian communities had only just formed but they were already experiencing internal disagreements due to false interpretations of the Gospel message. Paul, who was in...

Word of life – March 2023

Word of life – March 2023

Live as children of light: for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. (Eph. 5:8-9)Paul is writing to the community in Ephesus, a large and imposing city where he had lived while baptizing and evangelizingHe is probably imprisoned in...

Word of life – February 2023

Word of life – February 2023

“You are the God who sees me.” (Gen 16:13)By Patrizia Mazzola and the Focolare Word of Life teamThe verse for this month’s Word of Life is taken from the book of Genesis. The words are spoken by Hagar, Sarah’s slave who was given in marriage to Abraham because Sarah...