The Word is not only the gospel we hear preached but it includes all those divine inspirations which come to us in the course of the day. Jesus speaks to us and asks us to help someone, to phone someone who is ill; to visit someone or volunteer. How many times we think of helping the poor but maybe later. Our lives at times are filled with good intentions but how frequently do these come to fruition. Are these intentions being choked out because of selfishness?