This global crisis may become the most significant element of our The God Who Speaks campaign as we reflect on this year’s turning point for everyone in England and Wales. We, therefore, want to discern the next stage of our journey together by listening to the God who Speaks in a profoundly radical way, deepening our faith in God and in each other through increased Scriptural reflection, and building on our relationships across all dioceses and creating a renewed Church community together spiritually and scripturally.
Scripture is at the centre of everything the Church does. The word of God shapes our prayer and worship. The Bible shows us how to understand the world, how we are called to live and relate to each other. ‘Today Jesus speaks those same words to you: “Take heart, I am here with you, allow me to enter and your life will change”. That is why the Lord gives you his word, so that you can receive it like a love letter…’ Pope Francis (zenit.org) 2020 is the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’ and the 1,600 anniversary of St Jerome’s death. These dates have inspired the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales to dedicate 2020 as a year of focus on the Bible and ‘The God Who Speaks’. Find a range of resources on the official site.