The Prayer after Communion on Sunday last, the 17th Sunday of the Year, had the Church asking that she might not fail in the way so many of those fed with bread and fish on the hillside of Galilee in fact did fail, at least for a while.
Fed by the Bread of Life we are fed for life, not just to take away any pangs of physical hunger. We pray to be ready for that more.
Prayer after Communion We have consumed, O Lord, this divine Sacrament, the perpetual memorial of the Passion of your Son; grant, we pray, that this gift, which he himself gave us with love beyond all telling, may profit us for salvation. Through Christ our Lord.
The spiritual food that is Christ and that we share in at Mass, especially, feeds us for eternal life.
- What in our life today is apt for that life?
- What might be in contradiction of it?
Stained glass window in Brentwood Cathedral (c) 2007, Allen Morris