The world needs lay people to preach the Truth by entering into real dialogue with the people we meet every day. Dominican preaching ‘is’ dialogue which means before we say the first word, we listen; and a conversation is then started.
Pope Francis, in his first general audience since his election to the papacy urged Catholics to “leave their comfort zone to search for ‘lost sheep’. According to an article in the Washington Post, Pope Francis says, “We must not be content to remain in the enclosure of the 99 sheep, we have to step outside, to search for the lost sheep”.
Dominicans are called to move out of our own personal worlds to listen to people different than ourselves – to search for the lost sheep. We ask to be given a Word that honors the inclusivity of God’s heart, that gives the Spirit an opportunity to speak through us to those who may feel lost or excluded.
Wherever you are in your search to speak/preach God’s Word from the ‘pulpit of your life’, we invite you to explore this site. You will find materials on ‘Breaking Open the Word’ in your small faith groups, finding a Lay Dominican Chapter near you, and books that will excite you as you continue to share God’s Word with those you meet.
“Each one of us has to be a microphone of God. Each one of you has to be a messenger, a prophet.”
(Mon. Oscar Romero, 1978)