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Friday, August 7, 2009

Bulletin Reflection for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings: 1 Kings 19:4-8 / Ephesians 4:30--5:2 / John 6:41-51
I’m sure all parents have gone through the “picky eater” stage at least once. You know – the child who refuses to eat that fry because it bumped the nuggets & now has a microscopic crumb on it! I’ve been through many frustrating meals, trying to coax my picky eater to try just one bite of those “good-for-you” veggies. I’ve even followed those tips that have you pureeing foods to hide in other foods – Shhh! They’ll never know it’s got healthy stuff in it!

I wonder how God feels when one of His children becomes a picky eater & turns away from Eucharist. He’s given us free will, but I’m sure it hurts Him plenty. It’s up to us to choose the Living Bread & live forever with Him or the stale bread of eternity without Him.

What can you do to reach out to those who have left the Church?

What does it mean to you to receive the Living Bread at each Mass?