Now that column title sounds “churchy!” I say, not really, as so many people do theological reflection as they pray each day or as they ponder the Scripture we hear at Mass. The word theology simply means a study of God. “Theo” = God, “ology” = a study of. So to reflect upon the Word of God, digging into it a little deeper, asking questions, wondering, pondering is what we call theological reflection. We are very near the liturgical season of Lent as Ash Wednesday is on February 14th. During Lent, we as Christians are reminded to pray, to fast and to offer assistance to the less fortunate. Many also look for a way to engage in a new way in order to grow in faith. To that end I invite you to join me weekly to examine the Scripture chosen for this Lent. During Lent our Church moves from the Gospel of Matthew (or Luke or Mark) to draw upon the wisdom of the Gospel of John. We will engage in theological reflection of the chosen Sunday Scripture for the first five Sundays of Lent. Join me for “Ashes to Fire” (from Ash Wednesday to the new Fire of Easter Vigil) on Thursday mornings after the morning Mass in the Gathering Place. We will share a cup of coffee and reflect upon the Word. Then, when hearing it proclaimed at weekend Mass, with additional insight from the homily, we will deepen our understanding and draw closer to Jesus Christ and his journey to the Cross. Lent is a good time to be deliberate in our growing in faith. Invite a friend. We will meet from 8:45-10:00 am each Thursday of Lent. We will conclude the week prior to Holy Thursday. If you have any questions or would like to let me know you will join us, please call me at 252-1363.
Blessings, Deb Rudolph
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October 24, 2020
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