Speak, Lord, your servant is listening:
you have the message of eternal life.
for the 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time
1 Samuel 3:9, John 6:68
Singing the Gospel Acclamation is one way in which we honour the Gospel, and it is also a way of prompting us to a still more careful listening to the Gospel about to be proclaimed to us.
This Sunday in our song of greeting we confidently assured the Lord that indeed we were listening!
One of the things this blog exists to do is to ensure that our listening to the Gospel, even to a reading of a particular passage from a Gospel, is not confined to that moment on a Sunday morning. We prepare for it, hopefully are present to the moment itself when it comes, and then spend time over the days that follow to reflect on the word ministered to us.
Thank you for your reading the blog, and if you find it helpful, let others know about it too!
- What (else?) helps you listen to the word of God?
- How is the Gospel ‘eternal life’ for you?
Samuel: Margaret Rope (exhibited in Shrewsbury, 2016). (c) 2016, Allen Morris.