Hunger for the Word: Lectionary Reflections on Food and Justice, Volume 1
Liturgical Press, 2004 - 240 pages
Hunger for the Word provides weekly reflections on the lectionary readings for Year A from the standpoint of a concern for hunger and justice. Drawing on the insights and stories of pastors, professors, and other theologically grounded people who are active in anti-hunger advocacy through Bread for the Word, Hunger for the Word explores the scriptural witness with an openness to seeing how God's Word can nourish us in the struggle to feed the hungry.
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
TwentyFourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
TwentyEighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
ThirtyThird Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Abraham Acts advocacy Ahaz American baptism Bible biblical blessing Bread bring brothers Children's Time LH Christ Christian Christmas church congregation Corinthians dayenu death row Deuteronomy disciples Donald DiXon Exodus faith feast forgiveness FORTNA Genesis gifts give healing hear heart Helen Prejean Holy Spirit hope human Hymnal invited Isaiah Israel Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer Jesus John justice King Krass leaders Lectionary light lives Lord Luke Matthew means Musical Suggestions LH nations offer Ordinary Time RCL ourselves parable passage peace Pentecost person poor and hungry poverty Praise pray Prayer preaching promise prophetic Psalm reflection reminds response Revised Common Lectionary righteousness Romans Scripture seeds share sisters someone speak story Sunday in Ordinary talk tell themes things today's Gospel verse walk Walter Wink words world hunger worship
Page 43 - Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Page 137 - Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Page 132 - Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
Page 201 - For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven : a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance...
Page 43 - We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Page 73 - Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Page 204 - After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice, "Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.
Page 49 - And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner. I am the Lord your God.
Page 144 - Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting...
Page 132 - If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.