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THE WORD IS LIFE

The prologue to St. John’s gospel introduces God’s Son as the Word. This life-giving Word—spoken down through the ages—became flesh and lived in our midst. For all of Christian history, the Word is intimately connected with all of human life. It is the purpose of TWIL (“The Word Is Life”) to bring the gospel to life and to bring life to the gospel. This blog will feature reflections on the Sunday Scriptures from contemporary Catholic writers, words of wisdom for our Spiritual journey from saints and blessed, and thoughtful reflections on masterpieces of sacred art. We at Living with Christ hope that they will help you grow in your spiritual life and deepen your relationship with the Word, our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Transfiguration of the Lord

Have you ever seen a sunrise or sunset and been mesmerized by its beauty? Or Aurora Borealis on a dark winter’s night? Those are the only experiences that I have had that could come close to what the disciples experienced with Jesus’ transfiguration. My experiences were natural phenomena. Jesus himself was transfigured. Once, when I…

The conclusion of the Year of the Family

There is a good reason the family is often called the “domestic church.” More than the actual churches, more than the schools, youth groups, movements, etc., the family is the most influential factor in determining the future faith lives of young Catholics. Parents have long been recognized as the primary teachers of their children. “Little…

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

I am particularly excited this Mother’s Day as my daughter gave birth last week (Aliyah Charlotte), and this is her first Mother’s Day. As I reflect on her new role as Mom, I marvel at the love and dedication she shows for her wee baby. Gifted mothers continually manifest their love in all of daily…

PRAYER FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD

God of all humanity, We pray for peace. We pray that all families know safety and comfort, that children can live and play without fear, and that countries reach out to each other with understanding and mutual care. We pray that leaders make global peace their united goal. Send your Spirit to comfort those in…

GOOD FRIDAY

Jesus asks:  Will my death mean anything in two millennia? Will it give home to those who must flee their country because bombs are falling on their homes?” Will it give courage to youth who see adults not able to sustain commitments to each other or to their children?” Will it give comfort to elderly…