The Word: Scripture Reflections

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Religion & Spirituality
Christianity
1
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
8 min
2
The Baptism of the Lord
7 min
3
The Epiphany of the Lord
8 min
4
Feast of the Holy Family
9 min
5
Imagine Podcast: Visitation of the Shepherds
21 min
6
Imagine Podcast: The Nativity
18 min
7
What does God expect you to do? - Fourth Wednes...
7 min
8
Mary reminds us who is important - Fourth Tuesd...
6 min
9
God is present in ordinary things - Fourth Mond...
6 min
10
Fourth Sunday of Advent
8 min
11
Imagine Podcast: Journey to Bethlehem
22 min
12
God will be with you always - Third Friday of A...
5 min
13
The coming of Christ is inevitable - Third Thur...
7 min
14
With Christ, the truth is clear - Third Wednesd...
6 min
15
Jesus wants our undivided attention - Third Tue...
6 min
16
Jesus cancels death - Feast of Saint John of th...
6 min
17
Third Sunday of Advent
8 min
18
Imagine Podcast: The Visitation
19 min
19
The least of us matter most to God - Second Fri...
6 min
20
All abundance flows from God - Second Thursday ...
7 min
21
Christ will give you rest - Second Wednesday of...
5 min
22
Mary is mother to all of us - Feast of the Imma...
6 min
23
Good things are coming your way - Feast of Sain...
6 min
24
Second Sunday of Advent
7 min
25
Imagine Podcast: The Annunciation
16 min
26
Be a light for others - First Friday of Advent
5 min
27
Turning words into actions - Feast of Saint Fra...
5 min
28
God brings life from brokenness - First Wednesd...
5 min
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The example of a child’s faith - First Tuesday ...
6 min
30
Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle - First Monday o...
5 min
31
First Sunday of Advent
5 min
32
Imagine Podcast: The Incarnation
19 min
33
First Sunday of Advent
6 min
34
The Feast of Christ the King
8 min
35
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
7 min
36
Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Resplendent and unfading is wisdom. (Wis 6:12) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
7 min
37
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
38
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
39
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
40
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
41
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
42
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
43
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
44
Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
‘How often must I forgive?’ (Mt 18:21)   Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here: 
9 min
45
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
46
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
47
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
48
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
49
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
50
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
51
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
52
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
53
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
54
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
55
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
56
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
57
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
58
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
59
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
60
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
61
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
62
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
63
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
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
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
68
Imagine: Ep. 9 - At the Tomb
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...
22 min
69
Holy Saturday - April 11, 2020
'An eyewitness has testified, and his testimony is true; he knows that he is speaking the truth, so that you may also come to believe.' (Jn 19:35)  Join us tomorrow for a special reflection on Easter Sunday.  Sign up for The Word...
8 min
70
Imagine: Ep. 8 - The Way of the Cross
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...
25 min
71
Good Friday of the Lord's Passion - April 10, 2...
'When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, "It is finished." And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit.' (Jn 19:30)  Join us each day of Holy Week as we offer a special presentation of the Passion and Resurrection narrative .  Sign up for...
13 min
72
Imagine: Ep 7 - The Last Supper
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...
23 min
73
Holy Thursday - April 9, 2020
'Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and dry them with the towel wrapped around his waist.' (Jn 13:5)  Join us each day of Holy Week as we offer a special presentation of the Passion and Resurrection narrative...
12 min
74
Wednesday of Holy Week - April 8, 2020
'And while they were eating, he said, "Amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.'" (Mt 26:21)  Join us each day of Holy Week as we offer a special presentation of the Passion and Resurrection narrative .  Sign up for The Word...
7 min
75
Tuesday of Holy Week - April 7, 2020
'When he had said this, Jesus was deeply troubled and testified, "Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me."' (Jn 13:21)  Join us each day of Holy Week as we offer a special presentation of the Passion and Resurrection narrative...
8 min
76
Monday of Holy Week - April 6, 2020
'"You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.'" (Jn 12:8)  Join us each day of Holy Week as we offer a special presentation of the Passion and Resurrection narrative .  Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here:
8 min
77
Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion - April 5, 2020
'"Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest.'" (Mt 21:9)  Join us each week as we offer a special presentation of the Gospel for the Lenten season.  Sign up for The Word e-newsletter...
7 min
78
Imagine: Ep. 6 - The Entry into Jerusalem
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...
20 min
79
Imagine: Ep. 5 - Jesus Raises Lazarus
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...
19 min
80
Fifth Sunday of Lent - March 29, 2020
'Jesus told her, "I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live."' (Jn 11:25)  Join us each week as we offer a special presentation of the Gospel for the Lenten season.  Sign up for The Word...
9 min
81
Imagine: Ep. 4 - Walking on Water
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...
19 min
82
Fourth Sunday of Lent - March 22, 2020
'"The man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and told me, 'Go to Siloam and wash.' So I went there and washed and was able to see."' (Jn 9:11)  Join us each week as we offer a special presentation of the Gospel for the Lenten...
7 min
83
A Coronavirus Prayer
Listen, pray along with America
4 min
84
Imagine - Ep. 3: Feeding the 5000
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...
18 min
85
Third Sunday of Lent - March 15, 2020
'Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.' (Jn 4:14)  Join us each week as we offer a special presentation of the Gospel for the Lenten...
9 min
86
Imagine: Ep. 2 - The Call of the Disciples
Welcome to Imagine: A Guide to Jesuit Prayer from America Media, a Jesuit Ministry. In this podcast, we'll guide you through a form of prayer called Ignatian Contemplation, in which you use your imagination to see and interact with various scenes from...
18 min
87
Second Sunday of Lent - March 8, 2020
'And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light.' (Mt 17:2)  Join us each week as we offer a special presentation of the Gospel for the Lenten season.  Sign up for The Word e-newsletter...
7 min
88
Imagine: Ep. 1 - The Baptism of Jesus
Welcome to Imagine: A Guide to Jesuit Prayer from America Media, a Jesuit Ministry. In this podcast, I’ll guide you through a form of prayer called Ignatian Contemplation, in which you use your imagination to see and interact with various scenes...
19 min
89
Imagine: What is Ignatian Contemplation?
America Media is excited to introduce a new podcast called IMAGINE: A Guide to Jesuit Prayer. In this series, we will introduce you to a form of prayer called Ignatian Contemplation, in which you use your imagination to interact with various scenes...
5 min
90
First Sunday of Lent - March 1, 2020
'"It is written: 'The Lord, your God, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve.'"' (Mt 4:10)  Join us each week as we offer a special presentation of the Gospel for the Lenten season.  Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here:
7 min
91
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 23, ...
'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' (Lv 19:18) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here:
8 min
92
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 16, 2020
‘I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.’ (Mt 5:17) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here:
8 min
93
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 9, 2020
‘You are the light of the world.’ (Mt 5:14) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here:
7 min
94
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord - Februar...
'There was also a prophetess, Anna.... She gave thanks to God and spoke about the child.' (Lk 2:36, 38) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here:
8 min
95
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 26, 2020
People who have walked in darkness have seen a great light. (Is 9:1) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here:
8 min
96
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 19, 2020
‘Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.’ (Jn 1:34) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here:
7 min
97
The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord - January ...
‘God shows no partiality. Whoever fears him and acts uprightly is acceptable to him.’ (Acts 10:34-35) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here:
7 min
98
Epiphany of the Lord - January 5, 2020
'We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.' (Matt 2:2) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here:  
8 min
99
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph - Dec...
'Clothe yourselves with compassion, meekness and patience.' (Col 3:12) Sign up for The Word e-newsletter here:
7 min
100
Christmas Day - December 25, 2019
"For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord." (Luke 2: 11) Merry Christmas from America Media! Join us as we return to our regular schedule of Sunday scripture reflections. Sign up for The Word e-newsletter...
7 min