It was delivered sometime between and To learn more about Father Valentine, please scroll to the bottom of the page. Coupled with this is always the need of the practice of two very important virtues: wisdom and prudence.
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God appoints Ezekiel to listen for the word of God and then speak it to Israel. God says that if Ezekiel speaks the word, he will live, and if he does not speak the word, he will die. The simple crudeness of this message emphasizes the importance of hearing the word of God and proclaiming it to others. We could not live or grow as a Christian community if we lost the ability to hear what God is saying to us in the events of our time and discern what response God is calling us to make. The more significant those events are, the more it is important for us to ask, what God is saying to us within them. This truth has special relevance this week as our nation recalls the tragic events that happened a year ago on September 11 th. Over the next few days there will be memorials, concerts, analyses and television specials that mark this anniversary.
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Ezekiel Romans Matthew Many people today are involved in a process called Lectio Divina — trying to make the Word of God more alive by reflecting on a particular reading from the Bible and trying to see what application it might have for their individual lives. Some parishes have groups who do this for the readings at Sunday Mass. When people have reflected on the readings beforehand, they are more attentive to it when proclaimed in the bigger community gathering! It is said that the word of God wants to speak to us every time it is proclaimed. Jesus wants issues resolved in a way that both parties respect preserve the dignity of each other. The voice of two or three may bring more weight and help the parties to realize that there is a better way forward.
Readings: 1st: Ez 33, ; Ps 94, This brief reflection was written by Rev. Njoku Canice Chukwuemeka, C.