Listening to the God who Speaks

In the light of the Coronavirus pandemic, so many aspects of our lives must change. Here's an update from our campaign's National Planning Team on how we're responding to the current situation as well as an invitation to participate in a period of joint discernment.

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We pray that you, your families, friends and communities are all well and coping at this challenging time.

Even though many aspects of our lives will change as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, please be assured of our continued commitment to our God who Speaks campaign.

This global crisis may become the most significant element of our campaign as we reflect on this year’s turning point for everyone in England and Wales.

We therefore want to discern the next stage of our journey together by:

  • Listening to the God who Speaks in a profoundly radical way.
  • Deepening our faith in God and in each other through increased Scriptural reflection.
  • Building on our relationships across all dioceses and creating a renewed Church community together spiritually and scripturally.
  • Exploring, learning and being more creative in the use of all digital media.

Please join us in a focused period of Scripture reflection and prayer beginning on the Feast of the Annunciation – 25 March until Easter Sunday – 12 April.

By spending some time each day from 25 March – 12 April asking God to speak to us more deeply, we’re confident that new discernment will begin to emerge for our campaign.

While we are already committed to Lenten reading, prayer and reflection – this isn’t designed to be an added burden. We wish to infuse all that we already offer in prayer with an intent to listen to God speak to us all more pro-actively in the light of this new crisis.

We’d like to welcome feedback about emerging God who Speaks themes from 13 April – 13 May inclusive. This feedback will shape our next phase with the campaign.

Please email your feedback to Fleur on: fleur.dorrell@biblesociety.org.uk

If we trust in God and the Holy Spirit to guide us through this crisis, ask Mary to protect us, and be accompanied by Jesus as he journeys to his death and resurrection, then there will be many fruits for us to share this year and beyond.

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One of our previous articles, which discusses what the most important commandment in the Bible is, may be of interest too. You can read it here.