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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 13, 2012

HUMBLE CONFIDENCE

Our theme this week is very similar to last week – how quickly we forget all the good God has done.  However, this week, it is not the Israelites who are the focus, but Elijah – one of the great prophets. . . and he suffers from the same kind of memory loss that we do.

Our reading picks up just after Elijah caught fire from Heaven and beat the prophets of Baal.  Now, he is in the desert praying for death – much like the Israelites last week.

And much like the Israelites, an angel comes to Elijah and gives him food and drink.

But here is what I love – the Angel acknowledges the difficulty of the journey.

But in the Gospel, Jesus sharpens the point – Jesus says HE is the bread from heaven.  Again, much like last week – belief in Christ will ultimately satisfy all our appetites.

CLICK HERE for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time: (1 Kings 19:4-8; Psalm 34; Ephesians 4:30-5:2; John 6:41-51)

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