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.
So we can live God’s word by:
Throughout 2020, dioceses and communities are invited to explore:
Please email Fleur Dorrell if you have any questions relating to our Scripture initiative ‘The God Who Speaks’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.