Lukes gospel tells us a good seed needs good soil to produce fruit (8:8). An effective way of ensuring that our hearts are that good soil is to ponder and cherish the word God plants there. By stimulating attention, touching our imagination, and encouraging prayer, these reflections will help nurture the good seed in good, fertile soil.
A Year of Sundays focuses on the gospels proclaimed during the liturgical year. It begins on the First Sunday of Advent in 2009 and continues through the Feast of Christ the King in November 2010. There is a brief reflection for each Sunday, as well as Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Questions for meditation are given at the end of each reflection to provide sustenance for the journey throughout the week.
Cackie (Catherine) Upchurch is the director of Little Rock Scripture Study and has written study guides and wrap-up lectures for this biblical ministry. She earned both a BA and MA in theology and is actively involved in a variety of adult faith formation efforts in the Diocese of Little Rock in Arkansas.Clifford M. Yeary holds a masterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in pastoral studies and a BA in Old Testament literature. Among his duties as associate director of Little Rock Scripture Study, he is responsible for writing and revising study materials and presenting wrap-up lectures.
Here is a handy booklet for those who would like to center their prayer on the gospel readings for each Sunday of the year. . . . This attractive piece fits right into a pocket or purse and can be a ready source of reflection and prayer for Christians on the go.
- The Bible Today
"This is a compact, quality resource for individuals and faith sharing groups. . . . [they] will find this resource of special value in drawing personal meaning from the Sunday gospels and sustaining the inspiration throughout the week."
- Writing Works
"At years end worshippers should know what kind of kingdom Christ embodies."
- Prairie Messenger