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.