The Anawim Way

The Anawim Community publishes a periodical booklet of liturgical meditations, Pondering The Word The Anawim Way, to help people make use of the scripture readings from the Mass as the basis for their daily prayer. Many people also use them in their Bible sharing groups.

◊ Follows the Church’s daily liturgical calendar
◊ Daily scripture readings from the Mass
◊ In-depth meditations on the readings; plus reflection questions
◊ Information on the Saint of the day
◊ Used by bishops, priests, religious, and lay people in many countries (click here to see endorsements)
◊ Eight issues per year
◊ Printed in the Philippines

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.” This word, spoken by unnamed bystanders in today’s Gospel, is God’s word to us today. As with all Scripture, we can and should personalize it. We can each insert our own name in this verse: “Take courage, (add your name); get up, Jesus is calling you.” Indeed, our God speaks personally to us; he calls us. What does God...

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Our Gospel today comes from Mark chapter 10, right after Jesus’ third prediction of his Passion. The evangelist includes the Passion prophecies in three consecutive chapters – 8, 9 and 10. On all three occasions, Jesus’ disciples fail to understand what he is telling them. Instead, they display typical human reactions to suffering, entirely missing Jesus’ revelation...

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

At the very beginning of Mark’s Gospel, just after John the Baptist is arrested by King Herod, Jesus begins his mission by proclaiming, “This is the time of fulfillment. The Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the Gospel” (Mk 1:15). “Repent” here carries the meaning of changing one’s way of looking at things; beginning to live in a new way. Throughout...

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

God reveals himself to us as a God of eternal and faithful love, a God who enters into a covenant of love with his people. His intention from the beginning was that we his people respond to him with wholehearted love and imitate his faithful love in our relationships with one another. To give us a vivid image of what he means by love, he instituted the great gift of...

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Scriptures for today remind us that the ways of the Lord are far beyond our knowledge and understanding. God has a vision for the world and for our lives that surpasses our human perception. Most of us would like to believe that we are open to God’s will. We do not think of ourselves as opposing God. However, we do not see the whole picture. The Scriptures today...

What makes the Anawim Way a valuable guide for pondering the daily scripture readings is that each day’s readings are followed by a meditation which relates directly to the readings and applies them to our daily lives.

The meditations and the reflection questions help us do what our Blessed Mother Mary does, ponder the mysteries of Christ in our hearts (cf. Luke 2:19, 51). As we are guided to pray from within the heart of the Church, the Church’s official prayer becomes our personal prayer.

We invite you to make Pondering the Word the Anawim Way a part of your prayer life.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, or for more information about the Anawim Way.