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.


Categories: The Word Is Life

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 who are put into homes and forgotten by their families and friends?”

Will it give dignity to women and men who are given prison sentences when treatment for addictions and trauma would heal their woundedness?”

Will it give wisdom and understanding to those whose anger targets institutions and projects suspicion over protective measures meant for the common good?”

Will it give love to those who are lonely, vulnerable, homeless, hungry, poor and to those who reach out to meet their needs?”

It is what I can give, it is all I can give, to show my love for all time.”

Otherwise how can this day be called “Good?”

Pat Carter, CSJ is a disciple, a teacher and an advocate for the poor. She has been a Sister of St. Joseph for more than half of her life and loves to use words to inspire faith and laughter. She is a cantor at her parish of St. Jerome’s in Sault Ste. Marie.

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