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Bible Study Evangelista Show

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 06_I AM the Resurrection & the Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Augustine once said that if Jesus had not designated Lazarus by name, rather than simply saying "Come forth", every dead and buried person would have risen at the command. "The tombs also were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many" (Matt 27:52-53). Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Deb B; Cloe R; Julie L; and Marcus R, for loving and lifting me! Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book and/or videos based on her method, How to Pray Like Mary. 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 - Visit a cemetery and pray for the faithful dead there as they wait in "sleep" for the Resurrection.  I | Ignatian - Using all your senses in turn, imagine you are Mary or Martha at the scene, witnessing the resurrection of Lazarus, your brother. Now that we have explored five of the seven I AM statements, how do you feel when the Pharisees convene a council to strategize how to kill Jesus? What are your thoughts?   A | Augustinian - What in your life needs Jesus's resurrection? Where could your prayer and faith use more of the life that Jesus promises us in this I AM statement?  T | Thomistic - Read through what the Fathers wrote on John chapter 11. What new insights do you gain?  V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) 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. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. And may the souls of all your faithful departed in the mercies of God rest in peace. + Amen. . *Find out your prayer temperament with this quiz! LOVE the Word® exercises are offered according to FIAT: the four personalities, or "prayer forms," explored in How to Pray Like Mary and based on 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. Join me! 2020 Holy Land Pilgrimage, April 13-24 Share the LOVE Share the LOVE on the Facebook community. Tell me your #LOVEtheWordtakeaway for this week's show.   Read the Transcript You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript here, when it becomes available, courtesy of Dora Donovan who does our transcripts for you.

 06_I AM the Resurrection & the Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Augustine once said that if Jesus had not designated Lazarus by name, rather than simply saying “Come forth”, every dead and buried person would have risen at the command. “The tombs also were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many” (Matt 27:52-53). Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Deb B; Cloe R; Julie L; and Marcus R, for loving and lifting me! Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on her method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. 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 – Visit a cemetery and pray for the faithful dead there as they wait in “sleep” for the Resurrection. I | Ignatian – Using all your senses in turn, imagine you are Mary or Martha at the scene, witnessing the resurrection of Lazarus, your brother. Now that we have explored five of the seven I AM statements, how do you feel when the Pharisees convene a council to strategize how to kill Jesus? What are your thoughts? A | Augustinian – What in your life needs Jesus’s resurrection? Where could your prayer and faith use more of the life that Jesus promises us in this I AM statement? T | Thomistic – Read through what the Fathers wrote on John chapter 11. What new insights do you gain? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) 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. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. And may the souls of all your faithful departed in the mercies of God rest in peace. + Amen. . *Find out your prayer temperament with this quiz! 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. Join me! 2020 Holy land pilgrimage, April 13-24 Share the LOVE Share the LOVE on the Facebook community. Tell me your #LOVEtheWordtakeaway for this week's show.   Read the Transcript You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript here, when it becomes available, courtesy of Dora Donovan who does our transcripts for you.

 05_I AM the Good Shepherd | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

What if the Name of God is the sound of breathing? What if that is the basis of His being both the Door and the Great Shepherd? Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Melissa M; Patricia P; Brooke E; Michelle S; Teresa D; Carolyn W; Celine E, for loving and lifting me! Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on her method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. 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.) All of the prayer personalities and temperaments - Franciscan, Ignatian, Augustinian, and Thomistic - are included in the exercise this week.  (Read about those in my newest book, How to Pray Like Mary, in the right margin.) Watch the video, then proceed to this LOVE the Word exercise from Ignite chapter 4.  _ Late morning on the shadow side of the distant mountain, the air is already so hot the horizon undulates for miles, when just hours ago the barrenness was so frigid he’d shared breath with huddled animals. He can smell burnt dirt and grass under the harsh odor of either himself or the pissing goats. Pathetic animals are goats and sheep. Always falling into a crevice or ravine; always running away when you call them; always hungry and thirsty; always head-butting and locking horns; always wandering around in every direction at once; never know where the hell they’re supposed to go; always bleating for something. The wide-open silence is so penetrating he hears his fingernails scratching against the woolen-felted skull of an ewe that nuzzles and nibbles against his fingers. He strokes her upturned face. His stomach growls as the wind blows hot air and sand from a long distance up his flapping tunic and rattles the few dried weeds, but all he feels as he leans against his gnarly staff, looking out over the remote wilderness, is useless. Stupid. Once the educated, accomplished, prodigious Prince of Egypt, but now exiled. A stinking fugitive goat herder. Named to be a deliverer of his Hebrew people, but washed up now. Finished. Abandoned. Punished. If anyone knows he deserves this grit rather than a silver spoon in his mouth, it’s him. He’s been out here in the “desolate places” of Mt. Horeb, on the run, for forty years, the coulda-beens replaying over and over in his mind. People used to bow to him. But now, not even the sheep hear his voice. There’s nothing left of that life. It’s all been completely stripped down, cut off, and excised out here in the desolation. Ah, well, the same acute sense of righteousness that once provoked him to murder assures him he deserves this life-sentence. If you can’t run with pharoah’s chariots, then get thyself to the desert, is his attitude as he catches sight of a flame leaping up out of the distant heatwaves. Is the sand on fire? he thinks, and then feels stupid again. There’s not enough vegetation to burn. But it’s definitely fire. Must be a dittany shrub. Those scraggly bushes burn themselves out in a minute’s puff, so his attention wanders. He watches without seeing it, and wonders about his mothers back in Egypt, one his Hebrew birth mother, the other his Egyptian adoptive mother. Is she ashamed? Angry? Alive? He stabs the staff into the dirt and kicks at the dust he raised. Where is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob out in this forsaken wilderness, this vast open sky, this yawning abyss? Where? Nowhere. He turns to collect the animals and herd them to shelter for the evening, but the light from the fire is oddly brighter in the growing gloom, and a shiver warns him when he still sees the clear outline of stems and stubby leaves inside its distant glow. Intrigued, now,

 04_I AM the Door | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:00

He who keeps the gate, keeps what the gate protects. _ Woops! After recording, I somehow exited my editing software before I saved the last segment, and it made me so mad I just produced this show with three segments without re-recording the last twelve minutes. Heads-up that this show is shorter. Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Agnieszka T; Carmen D; and Diane S, for loving and lifting me! Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on her method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. 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 - Consider that you can also be a type of "door" for someone into the Faith. Sometime this week, make a point to share your faith with someone you know does not have faith or is not Christian. I | Ignatian - Using all your senses, imagine yourself as one of Jesus's sheep, coming in and out of the sheepfold each morning and evening. How do you interact with one another? A | Augustinian - For whom are you responsible as a type of shepherd? Spend a few moments praying for their protection from the thief and robber of souls. T | Thomistic - Do a little reading, here, on Holy Doors. What insights do you gain on Jesus as The Door? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) 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. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) O Jesus, we know you are gentle and that you gave your Heart for us. It was crowned with thorns through our sins. We know that even today you are praying for us so that we will not be lost. Jesus, remember us when we fall into sin. Through your most Sacred Heart, make us all love one another. Cause hatred to disappear among men. Show us your love. We all love you and we want you to protect us with your Heart of the Good Shepherd. Come into each heart, Jesus! Knock at the door of our hearts. Be patient and persistent with us. We are still closed up in ourselves because we have not understood your will. Knock continuously, O Jesus, make our hearts open to you, at least in remembering the Passion you have suffered for us. + 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. Share the LOVE Share the LOVE on the Facebook community. Tell me your #LOVEtheWordtakeaway for this week's show.   Read the Transcript You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript here, when it becomes available, courtesy of Dora Donovan who does our transcripts for you.

 03_I AM the Light of the World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

All the “lights” of the Old Testament symbolized the light of God’s authoritative presence in his Word through the institutional priesthood. Jesus fulfills them all as High Priest and Word of God. By filling the “lights” with the power of salvation, he carries the lampstand forward into the New Testament Church, where Jesus is the center of all the light emanating from the historical, institutional priesthood in the heavenly tabernacle, as we see him in Revelation 1:12-13. Because God commanded it as part of their duty on his behalf, separating the priesthood from teaching and instruction in the Law would have been unthinkable to the Jewish mind. Certainly, God was not preventing the people from learning, praying, or studying the Law on their own; he was protecting them from doctrinal error and preserving them in unity. The priesthood was the office of authoritative judgment for the people, a way of justice for them. The prophets saw that this would be so in the Messianic Kingdom as well (see Ezekiel 44:23-23). Can you see how a priestly, magisterial body on matters of faith and doctrine was God’s idea? Now as then, they are anointed at ordination with a special discernment charism. Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Gerard O'R and Chris C, for loving and lifting me! Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! 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 tour of your home with your eyes closed as though you were blind. What does it mean to you that the light of truth comes to us most fully and completely through the Church? I | Ignatian - Aside from the historical, Jewish context of "light", St. John places this I AM statement in the context of Jesus forgiving the adulterous woman in John 8:1-12. Imagine you are present at the scene as one of the would-be stoners. Imagine with all your senses that Jesus has written the Ten Commandments in the dirt before you, and challenged you to throw a stone if you, yourself, have never mortally sinned. What does this mean to you, now: "I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” A | Augustinian - Are there Catholic teachings, either in Tradition or Scripture, that you "don't agree with"?  What has God said to you about Catholic teaching through this show? T | Thomistic - Spend a few minutes, here, researching light. What correlations can you make between light as temporal and spiritual energy? Do these connections speak you you in any way? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) 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. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Jesus, Light of the World, For the many who have followed you today through the darkness of temptation, confusion, depression, sin, doubt, or pain, you are the promise of an eternal dawn. We give thanks for all that has been given to us through you, and we ask for the grace to be your faithful disciples. May we praise you all the days of our lives and throughout eternity. + 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. Share the LOVE

 Deep in Scripture with Marcus Grodi of Journey Home | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:42

You didn't get an email last week because I was on vacation with my family, which was something of a surprise, as we expected to only be gone the 4th of July weekend. Instead we enjoyed the whole week together. This week I am interrupting our usual programming for a little treat: a show Marcus Grodi and I did last week on memorable scripture verses. Take a listen. We will resume the I AM statements next Monday. Thank you to my newest Friend of the Show, Gerard O, for loving and lifting me! Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! 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.) Every FIAT temperament gets the same Observe step this week: 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? What about the desires of your heart? What has God said to you about that today? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) 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. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Jesus, I trust in You! + 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. Share the LOVE Share the LOVE on the Facebook community. Tell me your #LOVEtheWordtakeaway for this week's show.   Read the Transcript You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript here, when it becomes available, courtesy of Dora Donovan who does our transcripts for you.

 02_I AM the Bread of Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Throughout history, bread has been the basis of physical nourishment for all people. Because it was such a basic staple, God used bread in many forms and ways in the Old Testament to prepare His people for the fulfillment of them all: the Bread of Life. Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Amy O and Nicole S, for loving and lifting me! Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! 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 - Cook a meal for someone or volunteer in a soup kitchen this week, conscious that you are nourishing them as God's hands and feet. I | Ignatian - Make a point this week to have a bit of your favorite bread. Think of the preparation that went into your being able to eat it. What does it smell, feel, look, and taste like. Does it make a sound as you bite or chew? What do you discern about Jesus' Bread of Life discourse as you meditate? A | Augustinian - Every meal and every Eucharist you eat comes, in some way, from God's hand. What does that mean for you? T | Thomistic - Take a look at the guidelines for Eucharistic bread and wine in the following Church document, Redemptionis Sacramentum (Chapter III.1). What do you learn?  V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) 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. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) You Who have willingly given me Your Flesh as food, Who are a burning fire to the unworthy, do not consume me. No, my Creator; rather penetrate into my members, all my joints, my organs, and my heart. Burn all my iniquities like thorns; cleanse my soul, make holy my thoughts, make firm my knees and my bones as well. Illumine my five senses and make vigilant my entire being with the fear of You. Watch over me always; shield and protect me from every deed and word which corrupts the soul. Cleanse me, purify me, and put me in order; adorn me, give me understanding, and illumine me. Show me to be the dwelling of Your Spirit alone, and not the dwelling place of sin; so that when You enter into the home of Your communion, every evil doer and every passion will flee from me as from fire. As intercessors I bring to You all the saints, the chiefs of the bodiless hosts, Your Forerunner, the wise Apostles, and moreover Your immaculate and pure Mother; accept their prayers, my compassionate Christ, and make Your servant a child of light. For in Your goodness You alone sanctify and enlighten our souls, and to You, our God and Master, as is right we send up glory every day. (Saint Symeon Metafrastes) + 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. Share the LOVE Share the LOVE on the Facebook community. Tell me your #LOVEtheWordtakeaway for this week's show.   Read the Transcript You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript here, courtesy of Dora Donovan who does our transcripts for you. Photo Credit James Coleman, Unsplash

 01_I AM WHO AM | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

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. What might He grant me of His secret treasures if I only ask with love? 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! Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. L - Listen (Receive the Word.) Please do not attempt these exercises until you've heard the show. They won't make sense if you do otherwise. O - Observe (Choose one or more of the following personality approaches to connect the passage to your life and recent events.) 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. 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/. 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? T | Thomistic - Read the full teaching from the Church.  V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) 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. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Praise and eternal glory to God the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Paraclete through all ages. + 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. Share the LOVE Share the LOVE on the Facebook community. Tell me your #LOVEtheWordtakeaway for this week's show.   Read the Transcript You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript here, courtesy of Dora Donovan who does our transcripts for you.

 05_The Sending | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

“Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, 'Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?' Then I said, 'Here am I. Send me!'" (Isaiah 6:8). _ Please forgive the weird sound issue; it is resolved halfway through the second segment. _ This is the last show of the series. I will be taking a few week's break for Holy Week and to prepare for the next series. Blessed Triduum to you. Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Denise; Jennifer; and Mary. Thank you for loving and lifting me! Bible Study Evangelista is now available on the Laudate app! 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 - To whom can you go this week to share Jesus and your faith? I | Ignatian - See yourself in Isaiah's narrative, above. God is calling  you to mission by virtue of your baptism. What does He want you to do? A | Augustinian - Imagine the Lord sitting knee-to-knee across from you, looking at you intently, saying to you the words from Isaiah 6:8, above. T | Thomistic - What do your new knowledge of the prophets throughout this series tell you about the corruption in the Church? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) 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. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love only what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me so, O Holy Spirit, that I may always be holy. + 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. Series Preview I. The Summons - History A. Isaiah’s call B. History of the Book of Isaiah C. History of God’s people’s corruption D. Corruption causes disunity II. The Separating – First Isaiah A. Public scandal and corruption B. Idolatry C. Corruption causes public disunity D. Assyria and Samaria E. Samaritans and Protestants F. Protestants and Catholics G. The “unclean” (Is 35:8) H. Judas III. The Sifting – Second Isaiah A. Private scandal and corruption B. Hypocrisy C. Corruption causes private disunity D. Babylon and Judah/Jerusalem E. Two types of Catholic F. The “fool” (Is 35:8) G. David H. Peter 1 IV. The Straightening – Third Isaiah 1 A. Survival B. Sorrow C. Solution D. Salvage E. Strengthen F. Safety (Is 35:9) V. The Sending – Third Isaiah 2 A. Salvation (Is 35:9) B. Celebration (Is 35:10) C. Stages Pray for Us The pilgrimage is sold out. Plan to go next year! Share the LOVE Share the LOVE on the Facebook community. Tell me your #LOVEtheWordtakeaway for this week's show.   Read the Transcript You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript here, courtesy of Dora Donovan who does our transcripts for you.

 04_The Straightening – Premium Content | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

“Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her forced labor has been completed, her iniquity has been pardoned; for she has received from the hand of the LORD double for all her sins. "A voice of one calling: 'Prepare the way for the LORD in the wilderness; make a straight highway for our God in the desert. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill made low; the uneven ground will become smooth, and the rugged land a plain.…'" (Isaiah 40:1-4). Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Jerinel M; Eileen T; Mary E.; Bev H; Jennifer H; Patricia M; and Thomas F. Thank you for loving and lifting me! Bible Study Evangelista is now available on the Laudate app! 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 - On your next drive, pay attention to the terrain and how the road is built. What can you discern about what Isaiah 40:1-4, above, means? What is God saying to you about what the Lenten "desert" is meant to accomplish? I | Ignatian - I find it interesting that Isaiah 40:1-4, above, speaks about the highway being in the desert, or the wilderness. What is your current desert? Using all your senses, try to imagine a highway through this desert. What is the scenery around you? Where does the highway lead? A | Augustinian - Imagine the Lord sitting knee-to-knee across from you, looking at you intently, saying to you the words from Isaiah 40:1-4, above. T | Thomistic -Research road construction here. What does the process tell you about the meaning of Isaiah 40:1-4, above? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) 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. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love only what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me so, O Holy Spirit, that I may always be holy. + 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. Series Preview I. The Summons - History A. Isaiah’s call B. History of the Book of Isaiah C. History of God’s people’s corruption D. Corruption causes disunity II. The Separating – First Isaiah A. Public scandal and corruption B. Idolatry C. Corruption causes public disunity D. Assyria and Samaria E. Samaritans and Protestants F. Protestants and Catholics G. The “unclean” (Is 35:8) H. Judas III. The Sifting – Second Isaiah A. Private scandal and corruption B. Hypocrisy C. Corruption causes private disunity D. Babylon and Judah/Jerusalem E. Two types of Catholic F. The “fool” (Is 35:8) G. David H. Peter 1 IV. The Straightening – Third Isaiah 1 A. Survival B. Sorrow C. Solution D. Salvage E. Strengthen F. Safety (Is 35:9) V. The Sending – Third Isaiah 2 A. Salvation (Is 35:9) B. Celebration (Is 35:10) C. Stages Pray for Us

 03_The Sifting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:57

“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers” (Luke 22:31-32). Have you been sifted? Are you being sifted? Every Christian is sifted. But when we have turned back, we must strengthen our brothers and sisters. Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Corey P; Gloria D; Sarah D; Shyanne P; Katharine G; Dennis A; Linda S; and Robert J. Thank you for loving and lifting me! Bible Study Evangelista is now available on the Laudate app! 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 - In Jesus' exhortation to Peter, above, you are likely most drawn to this part: "when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers." Where have you been sifted by God? How can you strengthen your brother or sister? I | Ignatian - Threshing is the process of loosening the edible part of grain from the husks and straw to which it is attached. It is the step in grain preparation after reaping and before winnowing, which separates the grain from the chaff. With all your senses, imagine yourself as Peter in this passage. “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers” (Luke 22:31-32). How do you think this "sifting" feels? What happens? Have you experienced it, yourself? A | Augustinian - Where have you been guilty of anger toward public sin and corruption in the Church, without the same anger and sadness toward your own private sin? T | Thomistic - “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers” (Luke 22:31-32). Look at the winnowing, or sifting, process here. In researching the process, what do you learn about what Jesus was saying to Peter in this passage? What was Satan asking to do, and what did Satan actually do with Peter? How is this sifting process part of each Christian's life? Does this knowledge make you more or less inclined to mercy toward others whose sin you see plainly? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) 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. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love only what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me so, O Holy Spirit, that I may always be holy. + 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. Series Preview I. The Summons - History A. Isaiah’s call B. History of the Book of Isaiah C. History of God’s people’s corruption D. Corruption causes disunity II. The Separating – First Isaiah A. Public scandal and corruption B. Idolatry C. Corruption causes public disunity D. Assyria and Samaria E.

 02_The Separating | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

"And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Holy Way; the unclean shall not pass over it..." (Is. 35:8). unclean טָמֵא ṭâmê' taw-may' A primitive root; to be foul in a religious sense, especially ceremonial or moral (contaminated): - defile (self), pollute (self), be (make, make self, pronounce) unclean, utterly. Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Caron P; Karen A; Sharla M; Hydi Y; Nancy B; Sarah D; and Megan Z. Thank you for loving and lifting me! Bible Study Evangelista is now available on the Laudate app! 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 - Franciscans sometimes have a hard time believing anyone or anything is corrupt or "unclean." Pray a decade of the Jesus Prayer for the healing of corruption in the Church: "Jesus Christ, have mercy on me a sinner." I | Ignatian - Take a look at the definition for "unclean," above. What do you think it means to be "ceremonially unclean" or "defiled" in our day and time? Do you think such a thing is possible? Using all your senses, imagine you are on the Highway of Holiness, where "the unclean" are not allowed. What happens? Ignatians sometimes have a hard time practicing charity toward those who are "unclean" or "defiled." Make a goal of praying regularly for the healing of corruption in the hierarchy of the Church. A | Augustinian - How is God calling you to deeper faith by asking you to trust Him through the leadership of the Church? What was one thing God said to you through this show? T | Thomistic - Take a look at the definition for "unclean," (at the top of the page, above). How do you think the definition applies today? What are your thoughts about that? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) 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. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love only what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me so, O Holy Spirit, that I may always be holy. + 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. Series Preview I. The Summons - History A. Isaiah’s call B. History of the Book of Isaiah C. History of God’s people’s corruption D. Corruption causes disunity II. The Separating – First Isaiah A. Public scandal and corruption B. Idolatry C. Corruption causes public disunity D. Assyria and Samaria E. Samaritans and Protestants F. Protestants and Catholics G. The “unclean” (Is 35:8) H. Judas III. The Sifting – Second Isaiah A. Private scandal and corruption B. Hypocrisy C. Corruption causes private disunity D. Babylon and Judah/Jerusalem E. Two types of Catholic F. The “fool” (Is 35:8) G. David H. Peter 1 IV. The Straightening – Third Isaiah 1 A. Survival B. Sorrow C. Solution D. Salvage E. Strengthen F.

 01_The Summons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

"Man is an abyss; what will rise out of these depths, no one can see in advance. And whoever believes that the Church is not only determined by the abyss that is man, but reaches down into the greater, infinite abyss that is God, will be the first to hesitate with his predictions, for this naïve desire to know for sure could only be the announcement of his own historical ineptitude" (St. Augustine). Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Dennis C; Connie L; Steven M; Martha H; and Mark C. Thank you for loving and lifting me! Bible Study Evangelista is now available on the Laudate app! 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 - Make a Holy Hour of Adoration and pray for your pastor and bishop, and all pastors and bishops. I | Ignatian - Using all your senses, imagine you are a modern-day Isaiah, called to preach repentance and judgment to the people of God. How does God want you to go about sharing His message? How do you feel about having volunteered? Do you think the people will listen to you? What is the message in your heart, and how do you communicate it to others? Are you fire-and-brimstone or gentle? Impatient or quiet? Do you preach to the leaders or the laity? A | Augustinian - How is God calling you to deeper holiness? What specific action can you take this week, small or large, to move in the direction of deeper holiness? T | Thomistic - How does knowing the historical background of the Book of Isaiah and the Israelites help you understand our own time in Church history? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) 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. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love only what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me so, O Holy Spirit, that I may always be holy. + 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. Series Preview I. The Summons - History A. Isaiah’s call B. History of the Book of Isaiah C. History of God’s people’s corruption D. Corruption causes disunity II. The Separating – First Isaiah A. Public scandal and corruption B. Protestants and Catholics G. The “unclean” (Is 35:8) H. Judas III. The Sifting – Second Isaiah A. Private scandal and corruption B. Hypocrisy C. Corruption causes private disunity D. Babylon and Judah/Jerusalem E. Two types of Catholic F. The “fool” (Is 35:8) G. David H. Peter 1 IV. The Straightening – Third Isaiah 1 A. Survival B. Sorrow C. Solution D. Salvage E. Strengthen F. Safety (Is 35:9) V. The Sending – Third Isaiah 2 A. Salvation (Is 35:9) B. Celebration (Is 35:10) C. Stages Pray for Us The pilgrimage is sold out. Plan to go next year! Share the LOVE Share the LOVE on the Facebook community.

 08_The “Rest” of the Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

"Return, O Israel. Take with you words and return to the LORD; say to him, 'take away all iniquity; accept that which is good and we will render the fruit of our lips. Assyria shall not save us, we will not ride upon horses; and we will say no more, "Our God," to the work of our hands. In thee the orphan finds mercy.' I will heal their faithlessness; I will love them freely, for my anger has turned from them. I will be as the dew to Israel; he shall blossom as the lily" (Hosea 14:5). Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Regina L; Sandra M; and Justine C. 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 - As you receive ashes Wednesday, lean into the weight of their meaning. How does such a reminder of death help you appreciate "rest" more? I | Ignatian - Using all your senses, imagine you are present at the Creation event throughout all six days  (read it here). How do you feel on the seventh day? A | Augustinian - What was the most significant sentence, verse, or idea you heard in this week's show? Do you desire refreshing from the Lord? How can you spend your Lent preparing for that refreshment on Easter Day? T | Thomistic - How many "Times of Refreshing" can you list from what you know of the Bible? What do you think God is saying to you about His desire to refresh you? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) 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. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Eternal rest grant unto them, and us, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon us all. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercies of God, rest in peace. + 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. Pray for Us The pilgrimage is sold out. Plan to go next year! Share the LOVE Share the LOVE on the Facebook community. Tell me your #LOVEtheWordtakeaway for this week's show.   Read the Transcript You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript here, courtesy of Dora Donovan who does our transcripts for you.

 07_Sabbath Rest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

"The Sabbath was the consecration of one day of the weekly period to God as the Author of the universe and of time. The day thus being the Lord's, it required that man should abstain from working for his own ends and interests, since by working he would appropriate the day to himself, and that he should devoted his activity to God by special acts of positive worship" (Catholic Encyclopedia). Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Viviana V; Cynthia C; Angela C; Catherine H; Shannon M; and Melanie M. 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 - Spend your entire next Sunday after Mass at home, at rest. Without forcing or browbeating other adults into your observance, make sure every member of your household also has the opportunity to go nowhere and do only what is restful. How can you make this a regular practice, especially the "staying at home" part? I | Ignatian - The Sabbath is first mentioned in connection with the manna (Exodus 16). Imagine you are an Israelite gathering manna for the first time. It has fallen with the dew, "flake-like and fine as hoarfrost." What does it smell like? What does it feel like, to the touch? Is it filling? Nutritious? How does it taste? In your LOVE the Word® journal. or your free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin, try to draw what  you think it looked like. Can you hear it fall with the dew? Do you follow the instructions and collect only enough for that day, or do you try to gather more, just in case? Either way, using all your senses, imagine what happens as you collect manna that first day. A | Augustinian - What one, small thing can you do this week to begin clearing out your Sunday in order to make it a true worship-rest day, both for yourself, and for your household? This week after Communion at Mass, consciously look back over your past week at how God used you and formed you through your work. Consider, in His presence, how He might do so in the coming week. T | Thomistic - Read the following entry for "Sabbath" from the Catholic encyclopedia. What do you learn? V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) 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. E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) O God our King, by the resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ on the first day of the week, you conquered sin, put death to flight, and gave us the hope of everlasting life: Redeem all our days by this victory; forgive our sins, banish our fears, make us bold to praise you and to do your will; and steel us to wait for the consummation of your kingdom on the last great Day; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. + 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. Pray for Us The pilgrimage is sold out. Plan to go next year! Share the LOVE Share the LOVE on the Facebook community. Tell me your #LOVEtheWordtakeaway for this week's show.   Read the Transcript You can download a complete,

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