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Day 5 - Letting Oneself Be Transformed by the Word

“You have already been pruned by the word” (Jn 15:3)

Join Karen for midday prayers as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Today's prayers have been prerecorded and will be available to watch below at noon.

The order of service is also available to download.

Questions for Discussion and Reflection

  1. The Beatitudes are some of the most well-known blessings in the Christian tradition, quoted in movies, political speeches, songs, and on buildings. We are asked to meditate on the Beatitudes. Reading them through at least two or three times, which ones stand out for you today? Why?  
  2. This year’s focus on Jesus as the true vine invites us to think about food and agriculture, to consider communities that are dealing with food scarcity or food deserts, migrant workers, and farmers in Canada. How might these groups of people be connected to the Beatitudes? What would “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” mean in this context?  
  3. In your context, is there a particular Beatitude that your community acts out in the world? Is there one that your community perhaps does not pay as much attention to?