The Gospel Acclamation on Sunday, the 3rd Sunday of Easter was the following:
Lord Jesus, explain the Scriptures to us.
Make our hearts burn within us as you talk to us.
The raison d’etre for this Living Eucharist blog is that it might help its readers to a regular reading of the Sunday scriptures, reading the readings in advance of the Sunday Mass to prepare for them, returning to some of the readings (or sometimes other elements of the Mass) to allow them to speak more deeply in the wake of the celebration.
The gift of the burning of the heart is a precious one, but perhaps not, by the grace of God, that rare a gift. Attentiveness to the living word brings us to an extraordinary intimacy with the living God.
- What benefits do you find come from the reading of Scripture?
- What helps you remain faithful to the practice?
- What are the challenges?
Photograph of Orantes figure from Museum of Antiquities, Arles. (c) 2014, Allen Morris.