19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 8, 2011


Our first reading needs a bit of context:  this very famous passage that we all know so well occurs directly after Elijah’s brilliant victory against the priests of Baal atop Mount Carmel.

You would think that Elijah would be thrilled, but instead he is afraid because he has also just learned that Jezebel is out to kill him.  So one moment, he is literally on top of the mountain with pride and joy and the next, he is in the valley of despair.

And in that despair, we have this very famous passage about God, not in some grand display, but in a tiny whisper.  How often do we need such a reminder that God may be silent, but is always there – we only have to train ourselves to see him.

CLICK HERE for the Readings for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time: (1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a; Romans 9:1-5; and Matthew 14:22-33)

NOTE:  As I will be at World Youth Day in Madrid for the next two weeks, there will be no homilies available online.  In the meantime, please keep myself and the many pilgrims at World Youth Day in your prayers. 


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