Sunday, February 25, second Sunday of Lent

Episode 20 February 23, 2024 00:05:00
Sunday, February 25, second Sunday of Lent
Sundays with Bishop Ken
Sunday, February 25, second Sunday of Lent

Feb 23 2024 | 00:05:00

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In the Liturgy of the Word, we are reminded today by Bishop Ken that we not listening to something God once said. We’re not being taught a lesson. The living God here and now is using these words to speak “live” to us.

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[00:00:04] Welcome to Sundays with Bishop Ken, a weekly podcast brought to you by the publishers of little books of the Diocese of Saginaw. [00:00:21] This Lent, we use our Sundays to learn more about the parts of the mass and their significance to our faith, life, and journey. [00:00:32] Please subscribe to the Little Books app for all of the daily black book reflections for Lent. [00:00:39] Find it on your favorite app platform. [00:00:43] We are pleased to spend this quiet time with you today. [00:01:02] Good day. It's Sunday, February 25, the second Sunday of Lent. Today we again learn about the parts of the mass with a focus on the liturgy of the word, as it says in Hebrews, chapter four, verse twelve. [00:01:34] Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart. [00:01:58] The easiest prayer in the world is the kind of prayer we do during the liturgy of the word. [00:02:05] We simply listen to God speak to us. [00:02:09] It's like sitting in the sun. [00:02:13] When the word of God is spoken at liturgy, God is speaking to us live. [00:02:20] We're not listening to something God once said. We're not being taught a lesson. [00:02:26] The living God, here and now, is using these words to speak live to us. [00:02:37] For sure, God will say a special word to each of us at every mass. [00:02:43] It may be a word of comfort, or a nudge, or a new way of seeing things. [00:02:50] God speaks a tailormade word to us. [00:02:54] All we need to do is open ourselves up to take in the readings. [00:03:03] How do we do that? For starters, by really listening. [00:03:09] Listen for his voice. [00:03:13] Besides the three readings, we receive a fourth helping of scripture. In the responsorial psalm, the cantor sings the word of God upon us, and we respond by singing part of it as a refrain over and over, like sipping vintage wine, for example. The Lord is my light and my salvation. Of whom should I be afraid? [00:03:43] Try saying that to yourself or humming it two or three times right now. [00:03:51] Savor it. [00:03:53] Let it sink in. [00:03:56] The Lord is my light and my salvation. Of whom should I be afraid? [00:04:20] Thank you for sharing some quiet time with the Lord today. [00:04:28] Please consider supporting this podcast by clicking the donate link close. [00:04:37] For more information and other prayer resources, go to littlebooks.org. [00:04:44] May your day be blessed.

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