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 07_And Indeed It Was Very Good | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

“You are my Lord, because You have no need of my goodness” (St. Augustine, Confessions). Welcome Janet, Amy B., Rebecca, Peggy, Pamelann, and Amy H., Bible Study Evangelista's newest friends of the show! Thank you for loving and lifting me. LOVE the Word™ is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. L - Listen (Receive the Word.) O - Observe (Choose one or more of the following personality approaches to connect the passage to your life and recent events.) F | Franciscan - Tell the next four people you see how and where you can see God's goodness in or through them. I | Ignatian - Take a walk through the woods or field along the road, and look for signs of God's goodness in all you see, smell, hear, taste, and feel. Think about the mystery of seeing and understanding something of the invisible God through His creation. A | Augustinian - Think about the worst event or episode in your life so far. Can you discern how God somehow drew goodness out of it for you? What about the worst event or episode in human history? How does God want you to share in His goodness by cooperating with Him to bring goodness out of something difficult or "bad" for someone else? T | Thomistic - Meditate for 15 minutes on I AM WHO AM. V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) What is your favorite thing about God's goodness?  In your journal or on your journal page (get a free page and user guide to the right), praise and thank Him for revealing His goodness in creation and events. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Holy Spirit, show me how to be an example of your goodness to those I connect with this day and this week. + Amen. . *LOVE the Word™ exercises are offered according to FIAT: the four personalities, or "prayer forms," explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Franciscan, Ignatian, Augustinian, and Thomistic: FIAT! These prayer forms correspond to the Myers-Briggs personality types. Come On Over to Instagram and Introduce Yourself! Episode Resources On our Facebook discussion community,tell me about the clearest experience you've ever had of God's goodness. You can also post or chat with others about your #LOVEtheWordtakeaway. References Summa Theologica, Questions 5 & 6, Thomas Aquinas Catholic Encyclopedia, goodness Read the Transcript You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript here, courtesy of Kristie Hynniman who does our transcriptions for you.

 06_The Law of Kindness Is In the Mouth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

"It is a weakness of righteous men that they cannot discern praiseworthy things in a vice-ridden man" (Souda, a 10th-century Byzantine encyclopedia). Welcome Lucille, Jill, and Roxanne, Bible Study Evangelista's newest friends of the show! Thank you for loving and lifting me. LOVE the Word™ is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. L - Listen (Receive the Word.) O - Observe (Choose one or more of the following personality approaches to connect the passage to your life and recent events.) F | Franciscan - Take a look at a crucifix; if possible, hold it in your hand. Touch His five wounds. Think about the worst sin you can remember committing in your life. Was Jesus ever unkind to you about your sin? I | Ignatian - Imagine Jesus is sitting across from you. Become aware of your breath. Use your five senses to imagine the scenario as Jesus sits across from you, and you talk together about your speech habits. What does he say? A | Augustinian - What was the most significant scripture or idea you heard in the show on kindness? How has God spoken to you about your speech habits? What can you do this week to assure that the Law of Kindness remains in your mouth? T | Thomistic - Who do you routinely encounter that you can go out of your way to be kinder to? Why do you sometimes feel unkind toward this person? Where and when do you usually encounter this person? What sincere, kind thing will you say to this person the next time you see him or her? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Where has Jesus challenged your habits of speech today? What do you sense He wants from you now? Talk to Him about that in your journal or on your journal page (get a free page and user guide to the right). E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Holy Spirit, guard my speech; convict me before I am unkind. May I anticipate situations in which I can be deliberately kind, so that your Law of Kindness remains in my mouth. + Amen. . *LOVE the Word™ exercises are offered according to FIAT: the four personalities, or "prayer forms," explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Franciscan, Ignatian, Augustinian, and Thomistic: FIAT! These prayer forms correspond to the Myers-Briggs personality types. Come On Over to Instagram and Introduce Yourself! Episode Resources Tell me about the kindest thing you ever heard a stranger say to you in our Facebook discussion community, where you can also post or chat with others about your #LOVEtheWordtakeaway. References International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Kindness Catholic Dictionary, Kindness On the Pulse of the Morning, Maya Angelou Read the Transcript You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript here, courtesy of Kristie Hynniman who does our transcriptions for you.

 05_Patience Obtains All Things | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:02

"Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you, All things are passing away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices" (St. Teresa of Avila). Welcome Liz and Deborah, Bible Study Evangelista's newest friends of the show! Thank you for loving and lifting me. LOVE the Word™ is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. L - Listen (Receive the Word.) O - Observe (Choose one or more of the following personality approaches to connect the passage to your life and recent events.) F | Franciscan - If you've never heard of Taize, named for the town in France, prepare to lose your breath. The words are below in the Ignatian exercise.  If you're given to musical expression, you might play the music yourself. I | Ignatian - The Taize Community is an ecumenical monastic order that invites people of Catholic and Protestant traditions from all over the world to worship together. A type of Christian Bonaroo or Woodstock, the Taize community is well known for their contemplative hymns in many languages. The following is a popular Spanish Hymn inspired by this week's quote by our mystic saint, Teresa of Avila ( 1515-1582). Listen to the hymn above. Imagine you are present at the gathering, singing this hymn with the other pilgrims gathered in France. Pay close attention to any emotions that arise: Let nothing trouble, Let nothing frighten, Those who seek God, Shall never go wanting. Let nothing trouble, Let nothing frighten, Everything passes, God alone fills us. Let nothing trouble, Let nothing frighten, With patience, Everything is possible. A | Augustinian - As you listen and follow along to the hymn, above, what phrase stands out most? What is Jesus saying to your heart? T | Thomistic - What is patience? How, exactly, does it work? Why does patience "obtain all things"? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Where do you sense Jesus is calling you to greater patience? What have you attempted to obtain without patience? Why do you think have you not obtained it yet? Speak with Him about that in your journal or on your journal page (get a free page and user guide to the right). E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Holy Spirit, let nothing trouble me, let nothing frighten me. May You alone suffice for me. + Amen. . *LOVE the Word™ exercises are offered according to FIAT: the four personalities, or "prayer forms," explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Franciscan, Ignatian, Augustinian, and Thomistic. These prayer forms correspond to the Myers-Briggs personality types. Come On Over to Instagram and Introduce Yourself! Episode Resources What makes you the most impatient? Tell us your worst display of impatience in our Facebook discussion community, where you can also post or chat with others about your #LOVEtheWordtakeaway. References International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Patience Patience, Meditations for a Month, Richard Clarke SJ St. Augustine on Patience Read the Transcript You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript here, courtesy of Kristie Hynniman who does our transcriptions for you.

 04_The Peace that Passes Understanding | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

When Mother Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 she was asked what we can we do to promote world peace. Her answer was simple: “Go home and love your family.” Welcome Maureen, Sarah, Kathleen Marie, Kristen, and Beth, Bible Study Evangelista's newest friends of the show! Thank you for loving and lifting me. LOVE the Word™ is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. L - Listen (Receive the Word.) O - Observe (Choose one or more of the following personality approaches to connect the passage to your life and recent events.) F | Franciscan - Since I've had this song in my head since we started the Fruit of the Spirit series, it's only charitable to share the ear worm with you!  I | Ignatian - Imagine you are one of the disciples gathered with Mary and the others after Jesus' crucifixion. The doors are locked against the murderous mob. You huddle together for prayer, trying to draw a measure of comfort from one another, wondering about the crazy reports that Jesus is alive. What does it mean? Close your eyes and try to relive in your imagination, with as many sensory details as you can, what the feeling and conversation are among the disciples in that room. Now, remembering that you are in His presence, call to mind a current situation in your life in which you lack peace. Imagine your situation is that locked room. You sit among the other disciples talking about your situation. What is said? What is the prevailing emotion? What happens when Jesus appears in the middle of the room and says, "Peace be with you"? A | Augustinian - When Jesus says "Peace be with you," are His words promise, command, suggestion, or encouragement? As He says these words to you, what comes to mind? T | Thomistic - Consider Jesus' words on peace: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you" (Joh 14:27). What is the difference in the world's peace and the peace Jesus gives you? What does the italicized phrase mean? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) What do you sense God wants you to do this week about what you've heard and observed with Him? Take some time to talk to Him about that in your journal or on your journal page (get a free page and user guide to the right). E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Holy Spirit, may the "peace that passes all understanding keep my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus." + Amen. . *LOVE the Word™ exercises are offered according to FIAT: the four personalities, or "prayer forms," explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Franciscan, Ignatian, Augustinian, and Thomistic. These prayer forms correspond to the Myers-Briggs personality types. Come On Over to Instagram and Introduce Yourself! Episode Resources What practice brings you the most peace? Tell us how you cultivate peace in our Facebook discussion community, where you can also post or chat with others about your daily #LOVEtheWordtakeaway. References Catechism of the Catholic Church, Joy Gaudium et Spes, Vatican II Document on Joy & Hope This Week's Video  Read the Transcript You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript here, courtesy of Kristie Hynniman who does our transcriptions for you.

 03_The Joy of the Lord Is Your Strength – Premium Content | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

"Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls" (Mother Teresa of Calcutta). Welcome Ginny, Grace, Jo, Allyson, and Jade, Bible Study Evangelista's newest friends of the show! Some are first-time supporters, and some have added to their support. In both cases, I thank you deeply for loving and lifting me! LOVE the Word™ is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Listen (Receive the Word.) Observe (Choose one or more of the following personality approaches to connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Augustinian - Proclaim Nehemiah 8:10 aloud, emphasizing each word in turn, like this, until you have emphasized them all: The joy of the Lord is my strength. The joy of the Lord is my strength. The joy of the Lord is my strength. The joy of the Lord is my strength. The joy of the Lord is my strength. The joy of the Lord is my strength. What comes to mind? Franciscan - This week, sing your favorite praise song every day, especially when you feel sad or down. Ask your guardian angel to remind you. Ignatian - I wonder how it felt, sitting on the grass with the wildflowers nodding in the breeze, watching the ripples glinting on the lake in the distance, the human race hearing such radical things for the first time. “Go the extra mile. . . . Love your enemy. . . . Don’t worry. . . . Stockpile treasure . . . in heaven. . . . Blessed are the poor, the depressed, those who let others go first, the hungry and thirsty, the martyred and persecuted. . . .  Adultery is also a matter of the heart. We are judged in the measure we ourselves judge.” What would it have been like, to be part of that crowd? Did the grass sing? Did the earth pound with the new truths, the new order he unleashed with every word? Thomistic - Write down and memorize the eight Beatitudes from Matthew 5.     Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Verse 3)     Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land. (Verse 4)     Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted. (Verse 5)     Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill. (Verse 6)     Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. (Verse 7)     Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God. (Verse 8)     Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. (Verse 9)     Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Verse 10) Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) In your journal or on your journal page (get a free page and user guide to the right), write down the most significant idea or scripture from the show. What are your thoughts and feelings regarding your Observe step (above), this verse, the video, and the Word you heard and observed in this episode? What have you learned or remembered about joy? What do you sense God wants you to do this week about what you've heard and observed with Him? Take some time to talk to Him about that. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Holy Spirit, this week, help me to remember and celebrate the joy of my salvation, and to express in my life the love I celebrate. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, + Amen. . *LOVE the Word™ exercises are offered according to the four personalities, or "prayer forms," explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Ignatian, Augustinian,

 01_Known By Our Fruit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Jesus said they will know us by our fruit. Is the Holy Spirit producing fruit in me, or am I putting forth the rotten fruit of self-indulgence and self-reliance? Here's how to take a spiritual inventory with St. Paul in Galatians 5. Welcome Judith, Susan J., Coletta, Alice, Robert, Kelli, Janet, and Mavis, Bible Study Evangelista's newest friends of the show! LOVE the Word™ is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Listen (Receive the Word.) Observe (Choose one or more of the following personality approaches to connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Augustinian -  Where has the Holy Spirit pointed out the rotten fruit of self-indulgence in your life? What about self-reliance? Remembering that you are in His presence, take a spiritual inventory of the "good fruit": love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. What comes to mind? Franciscan - Take a field trip this week to a vineyard, orchard, or vegetable or flower garden; what do you notice about growth? What will happen to the fruit you see? If there is no fruit, what happened to the fruit that was once present? What would you do with a plant that did not and would never bear fruit? Ignatian - Imagine you are walking with Jesus through the vineyard when He says, " You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit. A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire" (Matthew 7:16-20). As you walk with Him through the rows of grapes, what is Jesus doing with His hands? Can you smell the sun on the dirt and leaves? Do you hear the wind, or birds? How do the grapes taste on your tongue? How do they feel in your hand? What's in your heart right now? Thomistic - Memorize the nine fruits of the spirit listed in the Augustinian exercise, above, along with the reference (Galatians 5:22). Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) In your journal or on your journal page (get a free page and user guide to the right), write down your thoughts and feelings regarding the Word you heard and observed in this episode. Has He spoken to you about a particular "pet" sin or habit? What do you sense God wants you to do this week about what you've heard and observed with Him? Take some time to talk to Him about that. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Holy Spirit, this week, please help me abide more and more fully in Jesus, the Vine. Bring to my mind, in those important moments of choice, to turn to You and lean on You for the fruit-bearing that reveals me as a true child of God. In You, I will be a sound tree that bears good fruit. Amen. . *LOVE the Word™ exercises are offered according to the four personalities, or "prayer forms," explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Ignatian, Augustinian, Franciscan, and Thomistic. These prayer forms correspond to the Myers-Briggs personality types. Episode Resources How is the Holy Spirit also using the daily readings this week to speak to you about your fruit? Here's our Facebook community where you can post or chat with others about your daily #LOVEtheWordtakeaway. References Mat 7:15-20  "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit. A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit,

 09_What to Take Away | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:00

Because no one has ever seen God, the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, must make Him known to us (Joh 1:18). Through the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, Jesus us shows us how to know and relate to God as Abba, Father, through our woundedness. Welcome Christine, Flavia, and Seabelo, Bible Study Evangelista's newest friends of the show! LOVE the Word™ is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. This week’s LOVE the Word™ exercise is according to a Thomistic* personality approach. Listen (Receive the Word.) Observe (Connect the passage to recent events.) Have you entered in your Gethsemane with Jesus? Are you retracing your wounds with Jesus through your predominant fault and other patterns, so that by His stripes, you can be healed? Are you crowning those after you with freedom and healing from generational sin patterns, by seriously making an effort to stop them? Are you carrying the cross of your wounder(s) with Jesus? Have you asked Him where He was in your woundedness? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) In your journal or on your journal page (get a free page to the right), write down your thoughts and feelings about what you have learned through this series. What's your main takeaway? How has your view of God changed? How has the way you relate to Him changed? What can you say to Him now, that could couldn't before the series began? Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Abba, Father, I commit to growing my relationship to you by... I believe. Help my unbelief! . *LOVE the Word™ exercises vary weekly according to the four personalities, or "prayer forms," explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Ignatian, Augustinian, Franciscan, and Thomistic. These prayer forms correspond to the Myers-Briggs personality types. Episode Resources Here's the private Facebook discussion page for the Healing the Father Wound series, if you want to join in the conversation with a little more privacy, as I do. What is the Rosary? JPII's Encyclical Letter, Dives in Misericordia, on God as Father References Romans 8:15   For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father!" (CCC 2779) The purification of our hearts has to do with paternal or maternal images, stemming from our personal and cultural history, and influencing our relationship with God. God our Father transcends the categories of the created world. To impose our own ideas in this area "upon him" would be to fabricate idols to adore or pull down. To pray to the Father is to enter into his mystery as he is and as the Son has revealed him to us. Read the Transcript You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript here, when it becomes available (usually within the week) courtesy of Kristie Hynniman, who does our transcriptions for you. This Week's Video Kelly Frick : Connect to essential oils Photo Credit Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash

 08_Behold Your Mother | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

In the long road to healing, we will experience with Jesus feelings of darkness, abandonment, and of being left unprotected. Where is God when we cry with Him, "My God, my God, what have you forsaken me?" Welcome Jamie and Stephnie, Bible Study Evangelista's newest friends of the show, and thank you to Rowena, and MaryKatherine, for the extra love and  lift! Study Audio Action Items As you are crucified with Christ: Pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary for the graces to be crucified with Christ (Gal 2:20). If you have not yet asked God where He was present in the time(s) you were wounded, take some time this week to do so, maybe in Adoration, and give Him the silence and solitude necessary for Him to answer you. LOVE the Word™ is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. This week’s LOVE the Word™ exercise is according to Augustinian and Franciscan* personality approaches. Listen (Receive the Word.) Augustinian: 26 When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. or Franciscan: Listen to the hymn Stabat Mater. This is a 30 minute exercise. There are lyrics here. Hit play when you have time to sit in meditation; then click on the link with the lyrics and sit in meditation with the lyrics and music. Observe (Connect the passage to recent events.) If you are not Catholic, have you considered that Jesus' mother is also your spiritual mother (Rev 12:17)? What does that mean for you in your woundedness? If you are Catholic, how does Mary's title, Stabat Mater speak to you? How does she show you Jesus in your woundedness? Have you invited the Stabat Mater, our Blessed Mother, into your wounds? What do you want to say to her about that? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) In your journal or on your journal page (get a free page to the right), write down your thoughts and feelings about this musical composition/ this verse. What's the main thing God wants you to know? What is the Holy Spirit saying to you about His presence in the mysterious darkness surrounding Jesus at His crucifixion? Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Abba, Father, show me what it means to be embraced by a true mother. . *LOVE the Word™ exercises vary weekly according to the four personalities, or "prayer forms," explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Ignatian, Augustinian, Franciscan, and Thomistic. These prayer forms correspond to the Myers-Briggs personality types. Episode Resources How to Really Love Your Child, the book I reference in this week's video Here's the private Facebook discussion page for the Healing the Father Wound series, if you want to join in the conversation with a little more privacy, as I do. What is the Rosary? JPII's Encyclical Letter, Dives in Misericordia, on God as Father References Ps 27:10, Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close. Romans 8:15   For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father!" Read the Transcript You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript here, courtesy of Kristie Hynniman, who does our transcriptions for you. This Week's Video, Physiology, Redemption/Healing and Fruit of the Spirit Photo Credit Lamentation Over the Dead Christ, Sandro Botticelli Save

 04_Abba, Crown Me with These Thorns – Premium Content | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

“But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers in their treachery which they committed against me, and also in walking contrary to me . . . then I will remember my covenant with Jacob, and I will remember my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land" (Baruch 1:40-42).    Welcome to Margaret; Linda; Valeria; Jennie; Gwen; and Virginia, Bible Study Evangelista's newest friends of the show! Study Audio Action Items As you work your way through the "thorns" of your crown with Jesus: Pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary for the thorns of your ancestors and ask that God will make them a crown for you and your descendants. As best you can, identify the generational wounds in your family tree. Confess your own sin patterns and those of your family tree. Take authority over your family, as is your right, your promise, and your inheritance (the "covenant" in the verses above) in Christ. Have a Mass said for the generational wounds in your immediate family and your family tree. Pray this prayer for healing by Fr. John H. Hampsch: Heavenly Father, I come before you as your child, in great need of your help; I have physical health needs, emotional  needs, spiritual needs, and interpersonal needs. Many of my problems have been caused by my own failures, neglect and sinfulness, for which I humbly beg your forgiveness, Lord. But I also ask you to forgive the sins of my ancestors whose failures have left their effects on me in the form of unwanted tendencies, behavior patterns and defects in body, mind, and spirit. Heal me, Lord, of all these disorders. With your help I sincerely forgive everyone, especially living or dead members of my family tree, who have directly offended me or my loved ones in any way, or those whose sins have resulted in our present sufferings and disorders. In the name of your divine Son, Jesus, and in the power of his Holy Spirit, I ask you, Father, to deliver me and my entire family tree from the influence of the evil one. Free all living and dead members of my family tree, including those in adoptive relationships, and those in extended family relationships, from every contaminating form of bondage. By your loving concern for us, heavenly Father, and by the shed blood of your precious Son, Jesus, I beg you to extend your blessing to me and to all my living and deceased relatives. Heal every negative effect transmitted through all past generations, and prevent such negative effects in future generations of my family tree. I symbolically place the cross of Jesus over the head of each person in my family tree, and between each generation; I ask you to let the cleansing blood of Jesus purify the bloodlines in my family lineage. Set your protective angels to encamp around us, and permit Archangel Raphael, the patron of healing, to administer your divine healing power to all of us, even in areas of genetic disability. Give special power to our family members' guardian angels to heal, protect, guide and encourage each of us in all our needs. Let your healing power be released at this very moment, and let it continue as long as your sovereignty permits. In our family tree, Lord, replace all bondage with a holy bonding in family love. And let there be an ever-deeper bonding with you, Lord, by the Holy Spirit, to your Son, Jesus. Let the family of the Holy Trinity pervade our family with its tender, warm, loving presence, so that our family may recognize and manifest that love in all our relationships. All of our unknown needs we include with this petition that we pray in Jesus' precious Name. Amen. + LOVE the Word™ is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. This week’s LOVE the Word™ exercise is according to a Aug...

 By His Stripes I Am Healed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

"By accepting the sufferings ‘offered’ by life and allowed by God for our progress and purification, we spare ourselves much harder ones. We need to develop this kind of realism and, once and for all, stop dreaming of a life without suffering or conflict. That is the life of heaven, not earth. We must take up our cross and follow Christ courageously every day; the bitterness of that cross will sooner or later be transformed into sweetness" (Fr. Jacques Philippe).   Welcome to Allyson; Ersilia; Heather; Maria; Susan; Robyn; Mary; and Julie, Bible Study Evangelista's newest friends of the show! Study Audio Action Items As you work your way through your "stripes" with Jesus: Pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary for your stripes. Identify two or three of your major eruptions from the last couple of years and how they are related to your predominant fault. Connect your eruption(s) to a memory and process that with God in prayer. Ask your guardian angel to alert you to pop quizzes before they overtake you. Practice STOP (Ps 4:4), and talk to God about your pop quizzes. LOVE the Word™ is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. This week’s LOVE the Word™ exercise is according to a Franciscan* personality approach. Listen (Receive the Word.) Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed. Observe (Connect the passage to recent events.) This week, I'd like you to pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary specifically for your predominant fault. As you pray, ask God to reveal ways in which this fault interferes with your spiritual growth and causes destruction in your relationships and circumstances. What provokes your predominant fault? How have your most destructive eruptions been related to particular memories? What are those memories? Have you talked to God about those? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) In your journal or on your journal page (get a free page to the right), write down your answers, and what you believe the Holy Spirit is saying to you through the mystery of Jesus' Scourging at the Pillar. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Abba, Father, lead me not into temptation, for my spirit is willing, but my flesh is weak. . *LOVE the Word™ exercises vary weekly according to the four personalities, or "prayer forms," explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Ignatian, Augustinian, Franciscan, and Thomistic. These prayer forms correspond to the Myers-Briggs personality types. Episode Resources Here's the private Facebook discussion page for the Healing the Father Wound series, if you want to join in the conversation with a little more privacy, as I do. What is the Rosary? JPII's Encyclical Letter, Dives in Misericordia, on God as Father References "Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged him. And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and arrayed him in a purple robe; they came up to him, saying, 'Hail, King of the Jews!' and struck him with their hands" (Jn 19:1-3). "But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed" (Is 53:5). "Jesus' sufferings took their historical, concrete form from the fact that he was 'rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes' (Mk 8:31 ), who 'handed him to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified' (Mt 20:19)...

 Arise, It Is Time | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:02

By sending his only Son and the Spirit of Love in the fullness of time, God has revealed his innermost secret: God himself is an eternal exchange of love, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and he has destined us to share in that exchange (CCC 221).   Welcome to Joan; Peggy; Christine; Stefanie; Mary Ann; Rebecca; and Yolanda, Bible Study Evangelista's newest friends of the show! Study Audio Action Items In Your Gethsemane: Seek support from God. Identify your predominant fault. Enter into suffering, rather than temptation (self-medication). Serve rather than seeking to be served. LOVE the Word™ is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. This week’s LOVE the Word™ exercise is according to a Franciscan* personality approach. Listen (Receive the Word.) Then he said to them, "My soul is very sorrowful even to death; remain here, and watch with me." And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, "So, could you not watch with me one hour?" (Mat 26:38-40) Observe (Connect the passage to recent events.) In Catholic tradition, Matthew 26:40 is the basis of the Holy Hour devotion for Eucharistic adoration. The tradition of Holy Hour devotion dates back to 1673 when Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque stated that she had a vision of Jesus in which she was instructed to spend an hour every Thursday night to meditate on the sufferings of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. I'd like you to participate in a holy hour of Adoration this week: "Watch and pray," specifically for your woundedness. Where have you been sleeping through or distracting yourself from your agony? How can you enter into that agony, and give to others out of it, rather than "entering into temptation" to somehow run away from it? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) In your journal or on your journal page (get a free page to the right), write down your answers, and what you believe the Holy Spirit is saying to you through the mystery of Jesus' Agony in the Garden. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Abba, Father, lead me not into temptation, for my spirit is willing, but my flesh is weak. . *LOVE the Word™ exercises vary weekly according to the four personalities, or "prayer forms," explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Ignatian, Augustinian, Franciscan, and Thomistic. These prayer forms correspond to the Myers-Briggs personality types. Episode Resources Out now! My newest book with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers: Ignite, Read the Bible Like Never Before. Get a preview of the introduction and first chapter here.  Here's the private Facebook discussion page for the Healing the Father Wound series, if you want to join in the conversation with a little more privacy, as I do. JPII's Encyclical Letter, Dives in Misericordia, on God as Father Catechism references 221 But St. John goes even further when he affirms that "God is love":44 God's very being is love. By sending his only Son and the Spirit of Love in the fullness of time, God has revealed his innermost secret:45 God himself is an eternal exchange of love, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and he has destined us to share in that exchange. Scripture references Mar 14:36 And he said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee; remove this cup from me; yet not what I will, but what thou wilt." Rom 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the spirit of sonship. When we cry, "Abba! Father!" Gal 4:6 And because you are sons,

 Abba, Father | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

"To reflect on this mystery ... is demanded by the pleas of many human hearts, their sufferings and hopes, their anxieties and expectations...Believing in the crucified Son means 'seeing the Father,' means believing that love is present in the world and that this love is more powerful than any kind of evil in which individuals, humanity, or the world are involved" (Dives in Misericordia, JPII).   Welcome to Tom, Gaylene, and Baina, Bible Study Evangelista's newest friends of the show! Study Audio LOVE the Word™ is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. This week’s LOVE the Word™ exercise is according to a Thomistic* personality approach. Listen (Receive the Word.) "For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the spirit of sonship. When we cry, 'Abba! Father!'" Observe (Connect the passage to recent events.) How do you feel about calling God "Abba"? What emotions arise at the thought of intimacy with Him? How do your relationships with your earthly mother and father distort your view of how God relates to you? Where are you afraid concerning your relationship to God the Father? Considering Jesus's relationship to God as Abba, what does He teach you about the Father that you had not considered before? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) In your journal or on your journal page (get a free page to the right), write down your fears, and what you believe the Holy Spirit is saying to you through this verse about God as your Abba: This is what I think you are telling me about yourself... My fears about my relationship with you are... I need your help here... Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee; remove this cup from me; yet not what I will, but what thou wilt. . *LOVE the Word™ exercises vary weekly according to the four personalities, or "prayer forms," explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Ignatian, Augustinian, Franciscan, and Thomistic. These prayer forms correspond to the Myers-Briggs personality types. Episode Resources Out now! My newest book with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers: Ignite, Read the Bible Like Never Before. Get a preview of the introduction and first chapter here.  Here's the private Facebook discussion page for the Healing the Father Wound series, if you want to join in the conversation with a little more privacy, as I do. JPII's Encyclical Letter, Dives in Misericordia, on God as Father Catechism references 233, 238, 2779 Scripture references Mar 14:36 And he said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee; remove this cup from me; yet not what I will, but what thou wilt." Rom 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the spirit of sonship. When we cry, "Abba! Father!" Gal 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" Read the Transcript You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode, courtesy of Kristie Hynniman, who does our transcriptions for you.   Save Save Save

 Let’s S-T-O-P the Emotional Vomit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:00

The new study series, Healing the Father Wound, begins next week, and I am full of excited terror for us both! If you are new to Bible Study Evangelista, a warm welcome to you. Because there are several hundred new sign-ups for the new series, who have probably never heard of the LOVE the Word™ method that we will be using throughout Healing the Father Wound, I am offering the never-before-released talk I gave in May at the National Catholic Bible Conference for you to listen to this week. The LOVE the Word™ journal I use in all my series along with the weekly LOVE the Word™ exercises (below) is available here. A preview is available in the product description (scroll down a little) so you can see its content and instruction guide. If you prefer, you can get a free downloadable page each week to the right. There are tutorials on LOVE the Word™ to the right too. Here's the private Facebook discussion page for the Healing the Father Wound series, if you want to join in the conversation with a little more privacy, as I do. A Special Message I don't want you to be caught off guard, or to feel attacked when it happens, so if you have a wound, expect it to be tweaked within the next several weeks, if it hasn't been already. In my book, Unleashed, I talk about pop quizzes - difficult circumstances that are invitations from God to practice what He's teaching. Because we are talking about the father wound and wounds in general, anticipate that God will offer you a pop quiz, and you will have an encounter with someone who brings up or provokes the feelings associated with your wound. Please try very hard to look beyond the person through whom this experience comes to the invitation beneath it. The experience feels negative because it involves the emotions associated with our wound, but this is a gift, I promise. Spend some time discerning what you feel, the patterns in the emotions, and write down any memories that surface (a free journal page is available to the right). Pop quizzes are a normal, natural, even welcome part of the process (I know, I know!), because they are absolutely necessary to healing. If you want immediate help, get Unleashed and begin reading. Or jump on the Facebook Discussion Group. Otherwise, just hang tight! We will talk about this in depth throughout the series.   Welcome to Gena and Rowena, Bible Study Evangelista's newest friends of the show! Study Audio LOVE the Word™ is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. This week’s LOVE the Word™ exercise is according to a Thomistic* personality approach. Listen (Receive the Word.) "Be angry, but sin not; commune with your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the LORD" (Ps 4:4). S - Sin not T - Tell God O - Offer the right sacrifices P - Put your trust in God Observe (Connect the passage to recent events.) Maybe you do not have an anger issue, but what is your issue? What is your emotional vomit? Have you had a recent pop quiz? The S-T-O-P acronym works for all sin. Where is God speaking to you about your out-of-control behavior? How is your behavior related to your wounds? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) In your journal or on your journal page (get a free page to the right), write down what you believe the Holy Spirit is saying to you through this verse about your behavior patterns: Lord, this is what happened in my last pop quiz... This is what I think you are telling me about my behavior... But I worry about... My fears about my behavior patterns and emotional vomit are... I need your help here... Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Lord, I believe I can STOP. Holy Spirit, please help me by reminding me to practice STOP be...

 My Neediness Draws God to Me | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:00

I am traveling this week, with no recording capability except what's on my laptop (yuk!), so I am writing my personal message to you here. If you are new to Bible Study Evangelista, a warm welcome to you. The new study series, Healing the Father Wound, begins September 18. Until then, here's a LOVE the Word™ exercise I wrote for you and part two of my talk (audio below) on this topic. Part one is available on the homepage or, if you're reading via the weekly email, below. Here's the private Facebook discussion page for this series that I mention in last week's audio, if you want to join in the conversation with a little more privacy as I do. A Special Message I don't want you to be caught off guard, or to feel attacked when it happens, so if you have a wound, expect it to be tweaked within the next several weeks, if it hasn't been already. In my book, Unleashed, I talk about pop quizzes - difficult circumstances that are invitations from God to practice what He's teaching. Because we are talking about the father wound and wounds in general, anticipate that God will offer you a pop quiz, and you will have an encounter with someone who brings up or provokes the feelings associated with your wound. Please try very hard to look beyond the person through whom this experience comes to the invitation beneath it. The experience feels negative because it involves the emotions associated with our wound, but this is a gift, I promise. Spend some time discerning what you feel, the patterns in the emotions, and write down any memories that surface (a free journal page is available to the right). Pop quizzes are a normal, natural, even welcome part of the process (I know, I know!), because they are absolutely necessary to healing. If you want immediate help, get Unleashed and begin reading. Or jump on the Facebook Discussion Group. Otherwise, just hang tight! We will talk about this in depth throughout the series.   Welcome, and thank you, to Gloria, Mary, Lorie, and Brigid, Bible Study Evangelista's newest friends of the show, and to Carlene for the super-love and lift! Study Audio LOVE the Word™ is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. This week’s LOVE the Word™ exercise is according to a Augustinian* personality approach. Listen (Receive the Word) "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" (Jer 29:11). Observe (Connect the passage to recent events.) In the Holy Spirit's presence and with His help, what is your hope for this series? What is it that you long for regarding your wounds that you are afraid to express, either to yourself or to Him? What do you think God might ask of you in the process of healing? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) In your journal or on your journal page (get a free page to the right), write down what you believe the Holy Spirit is saying to you through this verse about your woundedness: Lord, I sense  you are saying that I should... But I worry about... My fears about this process with you are... I need your help here... Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Lord, I am afraid to hope. Please give me the grace to hope in the future your word tells me you want for me. . *LOVE the Word™ exercises vary weekly according to the four personalities, or "prayer forms," explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Ignatian, Augustinian, Franciscan, and Thomistic. These prayer forms correspond to the Myers-Briggs personality types. Episode Resources Out now!

 Are You Wounded? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:30

Now that we have learned how to LOVE the Word™, we're about to start practicing the method in our new series. The new study begins September 18, but until then, here's a LOVE the Word™ exercise and part one of my talk (audio below) on Healing the Father Wound. Here's the private Facebook discussion page for this series that I mention in the audio, if you want to join in the conversation with a little more privacy as I do. A Special Message Some of us are experiencing anxiety at the anticipation of the Healing the Father Wound study. I confess I, too, am feeling its weight as it approaches, so I am going to share this communication in case it helps as we take deep breaths and prepare for the study. . A listener writes: "Why is it that I forgive or say I forgive my father and I still feel uncomfortable talking to him, I feel like I still have to be perfect for him to show love, why do I need his approval? . The new study is not even started and I'm already crying my eyes out, is bringing up all kinds of feelings, hurts, memories that are so painful to look at, resentments that I thought I already deal with coming to the surface again." . And my partial response: "I don't want you stewing in these awful feelings for weeks before we even begin the study, and longer while we work through it. So...   Welcome to Tayana, MaryJane, and Sandi, Bible Study Evangelista's newest friends of the show! Study Audio LOVE the Word™ is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. This week’s LOVE the Word™ exercise is according to a Augustinian* personality approach. Listen (Receive the Word) "I will restore you to health; of your wounds I will heal you, says the Lord" (Jer 30:17). Observe (Connect the passage to recent events.) This verse was in the morning readings this week; it is God's word to His church, to you, right now. In the Holy Spirit's presence and with His help, what is the wound you long to be healed from?  What do you think He might ask of you in the process of healing? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) In your journal or on your journal page (get a free page to the right), write down what you believe the Holy Spirit is saying to you through this verse about your wound: Lord, I sense  you are saying that I should... But I worry about... My fears about this process with you are... I need your help here... Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Lord, I hurt. Heal my wounded heart. . *LOVE the Word™ exercises vary weekly according to the four personalities, or "prayer forms," explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Ignatian, Augustinian, Franciscan, and Thomistic. These prayer forms correspond to the Myers-Briggs personality types. Episode Resources Out now! My newest book with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers: Ignite, Read the Bible Like Never Before. Get a preview of the introduction and first chapter here.  Read the Transcript You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here when it becomes available (usually within the week; check back here), courtesy of Kristie Hynniman, who does our transcriptions for you. Ask Me Anything, (Most) Wednesdays, now on YouTube   Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save

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