Living God’s Word

We not only need to hear and receive God’s word, we also need to put that word into practice.

To help achieve transformation in our hearts and in our communities there will be three themes for ‘The God Who Speaks’ – celebrating, living and sharing God’s word.

Your word is a lamp for my steps and a light for my path.
Ps 118 (119): 105

Scripture shapes our actions, our choices and how we relate to God, to ourselves, to our neighbours and to our world. It guides all our relationships and how we live our lives.

Scripture teaches us how to live in society, to respect each human being and to work towards the common good. The Scriptures inspire us to put faith into action, living God’s word and doing God’s word.

How can we live God’s Word?

So we can live God’s word by:

  • Cherishing life at every stage.
  • Using and sharing our resources fairly.
  • Protecting the weak, the poor and the marginalised.


Throughout 2020, dioceses and communities are invited to explore:

  • In what good ways do we live God’s word?
  • Where might there be gaps? Is anyone excluded?
  • What new ways and opportunities might be open to us?


Please email Fleur Dorrell if you have any questions relating to our Scripture initiative ‘The God Who Speaks’.

Seek First the Kingdom of God

Kristina Cooper shares how the Scriptures enable us to deepen our faith and trust in God with surprising results.

Jesus Gives Us Instructions On How To Bring Correction And Forgiveness

Kristina Cooper shares her experience of working in an orphanage in Panama and the Bible’s command to offer reconciliation.

Gospel Activists - Scripture's Calling

Sr Judith Russi SSMN on how we need to be Gospel Activists and deepen our knowledge of Scripture to proclaim the Gospel in all its challenges and radicality.

When I was a stranger, you made me welcome

Fr Joe Ryan shares some powerful Scriptural texts about social justice and how they’ve shaped his life, faith and ministry.

The Sermon on the Mount

Fr Joseph O’Hanlon, a retired priest of the Nottingham Diocese who has a lifetime of experience teaching the Bible, writes about the Sermon on the Mount and asks: Are you happy or are you blessed?

Responding to the God Who Speaks!

André Schaminée, of the Society of the Missionaries of Africa, shares how the God who Speaks throughout the Bible called him to be a missionary. He inspires us with his joys and challenges, travels and experiences, from a life in the missionary field.