01_I AM WHO AM
Summary: Moses dares to ask God - the Creator of all that is - His Name, and God condescends with the most beautiful tenderness to accommodate his servant's sincere request.<br> What might He grant me of His secret treasures if I only ask with love?<br> <br> Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Rosemary L (a long-time FOTS, but thank you for the bump!), and Bonnie S (gonna see you soon, Bonnie!) for loving and lifting me!<br> Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app!<br> <br> <br> LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin.<br> L - Listen (Receive the Word.)<br> <br> Please do not attempt these exercises until you've heard the show. They won't make sense if you do otherwise.<br> O - Observe (Choose one or more of the following personality approaches to connect the passage to your life and recent events.)<br> F | Franciscan - What's your favorite charity work? Your preference does not matter, because your very next neighbor is God reminding you that he or she is your real charity: that every single person and circumstance is somehow willed and loved by Him and is worthy of your love and service.<br> I | Ignatian - You're used to feeling and imaging with your senses. So every single thing you encounter in this very moment, feel and sense it all - focus on the next five minutes- and then remember it ALL exists because God wills it/him/her/.<br> A | Augustinian - Everything you experience in every moment is allowed to exist because God wills it. Minus the sin in every encounter, how do you see Him differently?<br> <br> T | Thomistic - Read the full teaching from the Church. <br> V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.)<br> Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin.<br> E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!)<br> <br> Praise and eternal glory to God the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Paraclete through all ages. + Amen.<br> *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.<br> Share the LOVE<br> Share the LOVE on the Facebook community. Tell me your #LOVEtheWordtakeaway for this week's show. <br> Read the Transcript<br> You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript here, courtesy of Dora Donovan who does our transcripts for you.