Living God’s Word

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

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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’.

A Parable of Unity

Anna Fraine shows us how both the Catholic Church and our local parishes can become more inclusive and welcoming to everyone in our communities. She offers helpful reflections, questions and tools to model dignity among all peoples but especially towards those living with a disability.

A life to the full, people with disabilities

Pia Matthews takes us on a Scriptural journey to show how rich the Bible is in reflecting on disability, be this physical or mental. She shows us that Jesus is more concerned with what the purpose of the disability is rather than why the person is living with a disability. And leads us to see how God’s work is fully revealed in anyone who lives with a disability.

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Teaching Scripture: What we need to remember

Margaret Carswell takes us on an exciting biblical journey. Here she signposts what we need to know when we read Scripture, its genres, forms and various meanings.

When Two or Three are Gathered: Liturgical Catechesis

Diana Klein highlights the key stages of our faith journey, the big moments in our lives and Church communities. And how Scripture enriches these unique Catechetical pathways.

A whole new way of doing catechesis

Diana Klein shows us how the Emmaus story is the model for catechesis at all stages of our Christian initiation. The journey of those disciples 2,000 years ago is the same journey that we embark on today.

Living Scripture in School

Dr. Margaret Carswell shows us how Scripture is not just for Christmas but enriches us throughout the year and life’s journey.

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.

Towards a better use of prison

October's 'Focus' sees us look at our Prison communities and Prison reform.

Death and Dying

There is a word of Scripture for every time and season of our lives. The more we know and explore; the more we will have to draw upon when we need.

The value of scripture at the end of life

As we, or our loved ones, near the end of our earthly life, we may notice a shift in focus from the things of this world that have often preoccupied us, to the eternal truths unpacked in Holy Scripture and contained in the Bible.