Sunday 19th August, 2012
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. G. Proverbs 9:1–6. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord—Ps 33(34):2–3, 10–15. Ephesians 5:15–20. John 6:51–58 [St John Eudes].
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Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.
In our prayer, we may sometimes use the reflections of the day and sometimes go to the readings. For example, today we may use the antiphon for the psalm: ‘Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.’ Or we may go to the gospel: we have words of Jesus from the well-known chapter about the Eucharist in which Jesus makes promises about the life he offers.
Jesus offers personal relationship with him and promises everlasting life. In particular he discourses about the Eucharist. Instead of us imagining ourselves at Capernaum where ‘Jesus taught these things’, with hindsight we may imagine the Last Supper scene (Luke 22:19) and then pray whatever comes to us.