We Catholics have long called ourselves a Eucharistic people and rightly so because this is what Jesus always taught us to be. Simply put, this means that we are to share ourselves with others—in effect, be the “bread” that feeds not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually. The readings for the last several weekends, as well as this one, deal with how we often get caught up in our physical needs and desires rather than seeing the bigger picture. We see Elijah in the first reading and the Israelite people in the Gospel today doing this when what is called for in both cases is to move out as Paul teaches in the second reading this week—putting on kindness, compassion and striving to be forgiving of ourselves and others. Come; celebrate with the All Are One community this week and ponder this path of goodness.
A special note to all: Robert and I will be away for the next 4 Mass times—Pastor Dick Dahl will be with you—do pray for our safety—we will miss you all in our absence.
Peace and love,
- 1 Kings 19: 4-8
- Ephesians 4:30—5:2
- John 6: 41-51