As long as Moses kept his arm raised, Israel had the advantage.
Psalm 120 (121)
R. Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
2 Timothy 3:14–4:2
The man who is dedicated to God becomes fully equipped and ready for any good work.
The word of God is living and active; it probes the thoughts and motives of our heart.
The parable of the unjust judge
Images from the Word
- Pray continually
- I want justice
- Her just rights
- Arms raised
- Inspired by God
Other lay persons may be commissioned to proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture. They should be truly suited to perform this function and should be carefully prepared, so that the faithful by listening to the readings from the sacred texts may develop in their hearts a warm and living love for Sacred Scripture.—General Instruction of the Roman Missal, §101
The ministry of proclaiming the Scriptures in our Sunday Eucharist has been a great gift to the Church. Our lectors take time during the week to prayerfully prepare their text. In some parishes, this preparation is done as a lectio, where other ministers for the celebration (e.g. the musicians and the homilist) together are attentive to the Word that will form their decisions about the way the Eucharist will be celebrated. By their preparation, they contribute to the Word being alive and active in the hearts of the assembly.