Few scenes in Scripture evoke more wonder than the parable of the prodigal son. A father’s love and mercy knows no bounds as he embraces his wayward son with joy. The portrayal of this homecoming on the cover of this year’s Abide in My Word®
conveys all the emotion of both father and son—and is a visual reminder to us that our heavenly Father welcomes us in just the same way. God reaches out to us wherever we’re coming from, demonstrating a love for us far greater than any earthly father’s for his children.
Prayer, Scripture, the liturgy, and the sacraments—in these ways we can remain close to our Lord, safe within his loving embrace. And even when we can’t physically attend Mass every day, we can pray through the daily Scripture readings with the entire Church. For years Catholics have been using Abide in My Word®
to follow the daily and Sunday Mass Scripture readings and to stay attuned to the liturgical year. Abide in My Word®
• covers the entire calendar year of 2013;
• features the complete text for each day’s Mass readings, including the responsorial psalm;
• arranges the readings chronologically by date, so it’s easy to use;
• is light enough to carry with you, wherever you go;
• makes a thoughtful gift.
Join the thousands of Catholics who already rely on Abide in My Word®
to nourish their hearts each day.
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