Scriptures and Reflections

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God…and the Word became flesh and his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.”
(Jn 1: 1-14)

“I will pray with the Spirit, but I will pray with the mind also; I will sing with the spirit, but I will sing with the mind also. Otherwise, if you say a blessing with the spirit, how can anyone in the position of an outsider say the “Amen” to your thanksgiving, since the outsider does not know what you are saying?”
(1 Cor 14: 15-18)

“You have now been born anew, not from perishable but imperishable seed, through the living and abiding word of God…this is the Word that has been proclaimed to you.”
(1 Pt 23-25)


“For just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down, And do not return there till they have watered the earth, making it fertile and fruitful, Giving seed to him who sows and bread to him who eats; So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; It will not return to me void, but I shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it.”
(Isaiah 55: 10-11)


“I am not ashamed of the Gospel. It is the power of God leading everyone who believes in it to salvation, the Jew first, then the Greek. For in the gospel is revealed the justice of God which begins and ends with faith; as Scripture says, “the just man shall live by faith.”
(Rom 1: 16)

“The treasures of the Bible are to be opened up more lavishly, so that richer fare may be provided for the faithful at the table of Gods word. In this way a more representative portion of the holy scriptures will be read to the people in the course of a prescribed number of years.” (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, § 51)