Discover a new love for Scripture!
Many people have found a new devotion for the Word of God in Scripture and are eager to understand and prayerfully reflect on what Scripture calls them to become. However, learning to pray with Scripture does not always come easily.
Philip St. Romain's own hunger for an enriching prayer experience led him to discover that praying with the gospel passage from the liturgy of the day can deeply enrich his experience of the Mass. On those days when he can't attend May, St. Romain prays with the Church's selections to find a sense of being more in tune with the rhythms and movements of the liturgical year.
Focusing on the gospel passage for the Church's weekday liturgy, St. Romain gives the Scripture source for that day's liturgy, followed by a brief commentary and reflection, to use as springboards for personal meditation.
Those who wish to grow in their prayer life and become more attuned to the seasons of the liturgical year will find a wonderful guide in this spiritual companion.
Ave Maria Press, 1984. Liguori Publications, 1995; Contemplative Ministries, Inc., 2018.
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Second Week in Advent: Monday
Luke 5:17-26 (Jesus heals a paralyzed man)
"Who but God alone can forgive sins?" mutter the scribes and the Pharisees in today's reading. Jesus replies by showing them that the same love which heals the body can also heal a guilt-ridden spirit.
- Do you love your body? Do you believe that your own bodily health is a value important to God? Why? Why not? Spend some time thanking God for your health, even if you do not enjoy perfect health.
- Hear Jesus saying, "As for you, your sins are forgiven." Pray for the grace to believe that you are a forgiven sinner.