Hunger for the Word: Lectionary Reflections on Food and Justice, Volume 1

Couverture
Larry Hollar
Liturgical Press, 2004 - 240 pages

We have all experienced hunger, whether it's a need for spiritual guidance or physical nutrition. Our hunger for God's Word can benefit those needing material sustenance. God's Word calls us to nourish the hungry and poor, just as it nourishes our faith and sustains us in our struggle for justice.

Hunger for the Word explores the Lectionary with a focus on anti-hunger advocacy, social activism, and political issues affecting marginalized people. Using insights, images, and stories from pastors, professors, and laity active in anti-hunger campaigns, this ecumenical book offers devotional connections to inequality issues, as well as themes to help in our struggle to understand and eliminate injustice. Hunger for the Word, edited by Larry Hollar of Bread for the World, brings concern for hunger and fairness into our daily religious life.

With weekly sermon/homily reflections, Hunger for the Word is an invaluable resource for pastors, liturgical ministers, and those interested in justice-oriented Bible study and spiritual growth. Also includes suggestions for musical worship, and ideas for children's sermons to help spread God's Word of activism, compassion, and integrity throughout the congregation.

À l'intérieur du livre

Table des matières

Fifth Sunday of Easter
103
Trinity Sunday
119
Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
122
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
137
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
152
TwentyFourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
166
TwentyEighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
179
ThirtyThird Sunday in Ordinary Time
194

Fourth Sunday of Lent
71
Fifth Sunday of Lent
75
Easter Vigil
88
Thanksgiving Day
207
Droits d'auteur

Expressions et termes fréquents

Fréquemment cités

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.

À propos de l'auteur (2004)

Larry Hollar is Senior Regional Organizer with Bread for the World, the nationwide grassroots Christian anti-hunger advocacy movement. He is also an ordained Presbyterian elder, a professional Biblical storyteller, church musician and liturgist.

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