Sunday of the Word of God

SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD. In a very real sense, every Sunday is a Sunday of the Word of God. When we hear the Gospel proclaimed within the Sacred Liturgy of the Church, as Vatican II reminds us, it is Christ who speaks to us. Christ is present in the proclamation of the Word of God. “Devoting a specific Sunday of the liturgical year to the word of God can enable the Church to experience anew how the risen Lord opens up for us the treasury of his word and enables us to proclaim its unfathomable riches before the world.” (Pope Francis – ‘Aperuit illis’. Scripture, says the Second Vatican Council (Dei Verbum 21), is “food for the soul.” Who eats just once a week at Mass? To survive and thrive, you need daily nourishment. You can have a steady diet of Scripture by attending Mass daily, participating in the liturgy of the hours, or reading Scripture in daily prayer. In fact, all three make an unbeatable combination.
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