The Word: Scripture Reflections

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Religion & Spirituality
Christianity
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Imagine Podcast: Jesus Appears by the Sea and H...
The resurrected Jesus reveals himself to Peter and the disciples by the sea of Galilee. Watch as Jesus asks Peter, “Do you love me?”
24 min
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An Easter Reflection by Fr. James Martin, SJ
Nothing is impossible with God: an Easter reflection by Fr. James Martin, SJ
9 min
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Imagine Podcast: Agony in the Garden and Peter’...
Accompany Peter as he watches Jesus’ trial from a distance and witness the heartbreaking denial of his friend and teacher.
24 min
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Jesus is God's gift to us - Wednesday of Holy Week
9 min
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Symbols and traditions bring us closer to God -...
8 min
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God cherishes what is sacred to us - Palm Sunday
9 min
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Imagine Podcast: The Woman with a Hemorrhage
Accompany a woman, marginalized because of a hemorrhage, as she seeks healing from Jesus.
19 min
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Liberation from sin means liberating the poor -...
9 min
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God calls for a church that uplifts women - Fif...
9 min
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God's covenant with us is personal - Fifth Sund...
9 min
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Imagine Podcast: The Healing of the Blind Man
A blind man cries out to Jesus from the side of the road. The crowd tries to silence him. Watch as Jesus calls him.
24 min
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God ensures we are never alone - Fourth Wednesd...
9 min
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Jesus is with us for the good and the bad - Fou...
8 min
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Christ's light guides us through the darkness -...
8 min
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Imagine Podcast: The Woman Caught in Adultery
A woman caught in adultery is brought to Jesus. You are there. Will you condemn her or show mercy?
19 min
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Faith is not just 'following the rules' - Third...
9 min
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Christ calms our panicked hearts - Third Monday...
9 min
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Jesus sacrificed himself for us - Third Sunday ...
9 min
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Imagine Podcast: Jesus heals a paralytic
Watch as a group of people lift a paralytic onto a roof and lower them down to encounter Jesus.
20 min
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God calls us to serve others in our careers - S...
9 min
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Forgive and you will be forgiven - Second Monda...
8 min
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God calls us to make great sacrifices - Second ...
9 min
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Imagine Podcast: Jesus calls (and heals) Peter
Jesus calls on Peter to cast his fishing net into the deep sea. Peter responds with a moment of vulnerability. Experience the moment.
22 min
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Jesus warns against an "us versus them" attitud...
8 min
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Peter, an imperfect bedrock - Feast of the Chai...
9 min
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God loves all of creation - First Sunday of Lent
10 min
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Imagine Podcast: The Temptation of Jesus
Before his ministry begins, Jesus goes into the desert and fasts for 40 days and nights. There he meets the devil, who tempts him three times.
20 min
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Ash Wednesday reflection by Fr. James Martin, S.J.
9 min
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Introducing Lent reflections from America's edi...
1 min
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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8 min
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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
7 min
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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
7 min
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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
8 min
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The Baptism of the Lord
7 min
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The Epiphany of the Lord
8 min
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Feast of the Holy Family
9 min
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Imagine Podcast: Visitation of the Shepherds
21 min
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Imagine Podcast: The Nativity
18 min
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What does God expect you to do? - Fourth Wednes...
7 min
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Mary reminds us who is important - Fourth Tuesd...
6 min
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God is present in ordinary things - Fourth Mond...
6 min
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Fourth Sunday of Advent
8 min
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Imagine Podcast: Journey to Bethlehem
22 min
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God will be with you always - Third Friday of A...
5 min
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The coming of Christ is inevitable - Third Thur...
7 min
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With Christ, the truth is clear - Third Wednesd...
6 min
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Jesus wants our undivided attention - Third Tue...
6 min
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Jesus cancels death - Feast of Saint John of th...
6 min
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Third Sunday of Advent
8 min
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Imagine Podcast: The Visitation
19 min
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The least of us matter most to God - Second Fri...
6 min
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All abundance flows from God - Second Thursday ...
7 min
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Christ will give you rest - Second Wednesday of...
5 min
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Mary is mother to all of us - Feast of the Imma...
6 min
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Good things are coming your way - Feast of Sain...
6 min
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Second Sunday of Advent
7 min
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Imagine Podcast: The Annunciation
16 min
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Be a light for others - First Friday of Advent
5 min
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Turning words into actions - Feast of Saint Fra...
5 min
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God brings life from brokenness - First Wednesd...
5 min
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The example of a child’s faith - First Tuesday ...
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Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle - First Monday o...
5 min
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First Sunday of Advent
5 min
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Imagine Podcast: The Incarnation
19 min
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First Sunday of Advent
6 min
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The Feast of Christ the King
8 min
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Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
7 min
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Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Resplendent and unfading is wisdom. (Wis 6:12) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
7 min
70
All Saints' Day
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. (Mt 5:6) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
8 min
71
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (Mt 22:39, Lev 19:18) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
8 min
72
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Give the Lord glory and might. (Ps 96:7) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
7 min
73
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
I can do all things in him who strengthens me. (Phil 4:13) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
7 min
74
Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
The peace of God will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:7) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
8 min
75
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
'Do nothing our of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others are more important than yourselves' (Phil 2:3) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
7 min
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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
'You too go into my vineyard, and I will give you what is just.’ (Mt 20:4) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here:
10 min
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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
‘How often must I forgive?’ (Mt 18:21)   Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
9 min
78
Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Rom 13:9) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
8 min
79
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Be transformed by the renewal of your mind. (Rom 12.2)    Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
7 min
80
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ (Mt 16:16)  Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
7 min
81
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 16, ...
‘O woman, great is your faith!’ (Mt 15:28) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here:
8 min
82
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 9, ...
‘Truly, you are the Son of God’ (Mt 14:33)  Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
8 min
83
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 2nd...
'You who have no money, come, receive grain and eat.' (Is 55:1) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here:
8 min
84
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 26th...
‘Give your servant an understanding heart to distinguish right from wrong.’ (1 Kgs 3:0) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
9 min
85
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 19th, ...
‘Whoever has ears ought to hear.’ (Mt 13:43) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here:
9 min
86
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 12th, ...
We know that all creation is groaning in labor pains even until now. (Rom 8:22) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
8 min
87
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 5th, ...
The Lord supports all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down. (Ps 145:14) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
8 min
88
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - June 28, 2...
Elisha came to Shunem, where there was a woman of influence, who urged him to dine with her. (2 Kgs 4:8) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
8 min
89
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time - June 21, 2020
Praise the Lord, for he has rescued the life of the poor from the power of the wicked! (Jer 20:13) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
9 min
90
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ - Jun...
Remember how for forty years the Lord has directed all your journeying. (Dt 8:2) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here:
9 min
91
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity - June 7...
‘The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.’ (2 Cor 13:13) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
8 min
92
Pentecost - May 31, 2020
'Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.' (Ps 104:30) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
9 min
93
The Ascension of the Lord - May 24, 2020
'I am with you always, until the end of the age.' (Mt 28:20) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
8 min
94
Sixth Sunday of Easter - May 17, 2020
'I will not leave you; I will come to you.' (Jn 14:18) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
8 min
95
Fifth Sunday of Easter - May 10, 2020
'Whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones.' (Jn 14:12) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
10 min
96
Fourth Sunday of Easter - May 3, 2020
You have been called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in his footsteps. (1 Pt 2:21) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
9 min
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Third Sunday of Easter - April 26, 2020
'The two recounted how he was made known to them in the breaking of bread.' (Lk 24:35) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here:
10 min
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Second Sunday of Easter - April 19, 2020
'They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life.' (Acts 2:42)  Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here:
10 min
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Imagine Ep. 10 - Jesus Appears to Mary of Magdala
Welcome to Imagine: A Guide to Jesuit Prayer from America Media, a Jesuit Ministry. This podcast will guide you through a form of prayer called Ignatian Contemplation, in which you use your imagination to see and interact with various scenes from...
23 min
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Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord -...
'Mary of Magdala went and announced to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord," and what he told her.' (Jn 20:18)  Join us tomorrow for a special reflection on Easter Sunday.  Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here:
9 min