Abiding Word: Sunday Reflections for Year C


In Abiding Word, Barbara Reid, OP, takes the Sunday experience to every day with accessible weekly meditations on the Lectionary readings of the year. This collections of articles, which includes Scripture readings for Sundays and solemnities followed by reflections, allows readers to meditate on the connections between the sacred text and their daily lives.
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In Abiding Word, Barbara Reid, OP, takes the Sunday experience to every day with accessible weekly meditations on the Lectionary readings of the year. This collections of articles, which includes Scripture readings for Sundays and solemnities followed by reflections, allows readers to meditate on the connections between the sacred text and their daily lives.
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An old proverb declares: One good turn deserves another. Simply put, if someone does you a favor, you return the goodness. In this volume of her Sunday reflections for Year C, Abiding Word, Dominican sister Barbara Reid graces us twice with goodness and returns to print a double portion of wisdom. What once appeared in a Jesuit periodical, now reappears in a single volume, again to inspire the reader to savor the living experience of the Word, the abiding presence of Christ. So do yourself a favor and return to these mediations over and over again.
Richard N. Fragomeni, Catholic Theological Union

Barbara Reid demonstrates the gift of helping us find fresh insight in biblical passages quite and long-familiar, thanks to her life of scholarship and ministry, evident in these pages. She maintains a sense of urgency of the biblical storyline, posing questions for us but also offering insights from her own rich experience and that of people she has come to know deeply. Her language is fresh and clear, suggesting apt explanations for what might puzzle without quite foreclosing that we may see differently, thanks to her attentiveness to the depth of the text she reads with us.
Barbara Green, O.P., Professor of Biblical Studies, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814633137
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
  • Publication date: 7/10/2012
  • Pages: 138
  • Sales rank: 1,389,112
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara E. Reid, OP, is a Dominican Sister of Grand Rapids, Michigan. She holds a PhD in biblical studies from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and is professor of New Testament and vice president and academic dean at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Her most recent books are Taking Up the Cross: New Testament Interpretations Through Latina and Feminist Eyes (Fortress Press, 2007), The Gospel According to Matthew (Liturgical Press, 2005), Parables for Preachers (3 volumes; Liturgical Press, 1999, 2 , 2001), and Choosing the Better Part? Women in the Gospel of Luke (Liturgical Press, 1996). She is general editor for Wisdom Commentary Series (forthcoming from Liturgical Press).
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Table of Contents

Preface ix

First Sunday of Advent Promises Fulfilled 1

Second Sunday of Advent Rough Ways Made Smooth 3

Third Sunday of Advent God's Joy 5

Fourth Sunday of Advent Leaping for Joy 7

The Nativity of the Lord In God's Bosom 9

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph God's Family Reunion 11

The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God Named for Jesus 13

Second Sunday after Christmas Wisdom's Resting Place 15

The Epiphany of the Lord The Hidden Revealed 17

The Baptism of the Lord Love Enough for All 19

First Sunday of Lent Out of the Wilderness 21

Second Sunday of Lent The Face of Freedom 23

Third Sunday of Lent I Am Who I Am 25

Fourth Sunday of Lent Claiming Our Inheritance 27

Fifth Sunday of Lent The Finger of God 29

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion Obedient unto Death 31

Easter Sunday Beyond Hope 33

Second Sunday of Easter Held Fast in Peace 35

Third Sunday of Easter Arms Outstretched 37

Fourth Sunday of Easter Washed in the Blood of the Lamb 39

Fifth Sunday of Easter Love Commanded 41

Sixth Sunday of Easter The Gift of Peace 43

The Ascension of the Lord Clothed with Power 45

Seventh Sunday of Easter Coming Home 47

Pentecost Sunday Breath of God 49

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity What Is Mine Is Yours 51

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ My Body for You 53

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Bodily Spirituality 55

The Solemnity of All Saints A Great Cloud of Witnesses 57

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Open Your Gift 59

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time "God Inside Out" 61

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Fulfilled in Our Hearing 63

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Seized by Grace 65

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Blessed Now 67

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Good Measure 69

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Graced Speech 71

Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Worthiness 73

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Given into Our Mother's Arms 75

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Great Forgiveness, Great Love 77

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Clothed in Christ 79

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time The Path to Life 81

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Laborers for the Harvest 83

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time What to Do 85

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time A Woman's Place 87

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time A Forgiving and Giving God 89

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Bigger Barns 91

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Obedient Faith 93

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Unwanted Messengers 95

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Spiritual Training 97

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Earthy Wisdom 99

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Calculating the Cost 101

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time The God Who Seeks 103

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Grace-Filled Complexity 105

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time The Bridgeable Chasm 107

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time The Timely Vision 109

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Saving Gratitude 111

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Persistent Pursuit of Justice 113

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Incomparable Mercy 115

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Out On a Limb 117

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Angelic Legacy 119

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Fearless Testimony 121

The Solemnity of Christ the King Royal Forgiveness 123

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