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Posts Tagged ‘Gospel according to John’


 

 

A Prayer to Make God Present in the World

Be with us, Jesus, as we go about our lives this week. Watch over our days and nights. Help us be aware that the lives we lead each day are our response to the great love shown to us in your coming into this world. We pray in the name of the Father, you, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Daniel (Chapter 7:13-14)   This is one of the last books of the Hebrew Scriptures, written about 165 years before the birth of Jesus. It was a time of persecution by the Greeks and it is written in the form of an Apocalypse, a popular ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Joshua (Chapter 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b)   Joshua is an important person in the history of the Jewish people. He took over when Moses died and had to lead the people into the Promised Land. Under Joshua, the Israelites fought the city of Jericho and destroyed it, then ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Proverbs (Chapter 9:1-6)   The Book of Proverbs is a collection of seven sets of aphorisms that were collected and edited in their present form seven hundred years before the birth of Jesus and later. The writer of today’s passage wants his fellow Jews to pursue true ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the First Book of Kings (Chapter 19:4-8)   David was a very good king of Israel—the best. Some hundred years later, in the ninth century before the birth of Jesus, Ahab was one of the worst kings of Israel. He had a very bad wife, Jezebel, whose name and reputation ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Exodus (Chapter 16: 2-4,12-15)   How could all this happen—bread in the morning and quail in the evening? Of course, we have no idea, except that through thousands of years this story has been told. Scientists and scripture scholars have made numerous suggestions, but the fact remains ...
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