Sunday 12 August 2018
Week III Psalter. 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
1 Kings 19:4-8. Psalm 33(34):2-9. Ephesians 4:30 – 5:2. John 6:41-51.
Taste and see the goodness of the Lord—Psalm 33(34):2-9.
‘Get up and eat, or the journey will be too long for you.’
In today’s first reading we hear of God’s gracious goodness to the weary, dispirited Elijah. Strengthened, he was able to continue his journey. In the second reading, Paul also calls us to be conscious of God’s goodness and his understanding of our humanness. Paul gives us some practical ways to bring love consciously into our own lives and those of others.
The Gospel recalls the words of Jesus telling us of the wonder of his Father’s miraculous food. We are invited to receive the bread given for the life of the world. This living bread will animate our work for the kingdom.