Taste and see: digesting the word.

Detail of photograph by Katharina Gaenssler

The alternative Communion antiphon from yesterday’s Mass draws together many of the themes expressed in the day’s Liturgy of the Word – the example of Jesus, model for our lives; the imitation of Christ as our calling; the need to reassess our options, to make our ‘no’s into ‘yes’es.

By this we came to know the love of God:
that Christ laid down his life for us;
so we ought to lay down our lives for one another.

1 Jn 3: 16

Try to make time today to ‘know’ again the love of God in Christ.

  • Find a time for silence.
  • Perhaps ‘soak’ in the 2nd reading of yesterday’s Mass (text on blog for Friday, below)
  • Perhaps spend time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament – the abiding presence of the mercy of God;
  • Perhaps give extra time for an examination of conscience, ending with praise of God for the help given by the Holy Spirit.

Photograph is a detail of a photograph by Katharina Gaenssler. Life is often fragmented, and contains so many seeming disconnected aspects. We need help from God and neighbour for integration and wholeness. 


One thought on “Taste and see: digesting the word.

  1. Howdy! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!


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