“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.
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
C. Corruption causes public disunity
D. Assyria and Samaria
E. Samaritans and Protestants
F. Protestants and Catholics
G. The “unclean” (Is 35:8)
III. The Sifting – Second Isaiah
A. Private scandal and corruption
C. Corruption causes private disunity
D. Babylon and Judah/Jerusalem
E. Two types of Catholic
F. The “fool” (Is 35:8)
H. Peter 1
IV. The Straightening – Third Isaiah 1
F. Safety (Is 35:9)
V. The Sending – Third Isaiah 2
A. Salvation (Is 35:9)
B. Celebration (Is 35:10)
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, when it becomes available, courtesy of Dora Donovan who does our transcripts for you.