Sunday, March 15, 2020

Third Sunday of Lent - Tasteless or sweetness?...

Third Sunday of Lent

The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water, 
that I may never be thirsty or have to 
keep coming here to draw water."  - John 4:15 

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"Hence the loftier were the words 
of the Son of God, the more tasteless they were to the impure, 
as happened when he preached the sovereign and loving doctrine 
of the Holy Eucharist; for many turned away (Jn 6:60-61, 67).

Those who do not relish this language 
God speaks within them must not think on this account that others do not taste it.  
St Peter tasted it in his soul when he said to Christ:  
Lord, where shall we go; You have the words of eternal life (Jn 6:68).  
And the Samaritan woman forgot the water pot 
because of the sweetness of God's words (Jn 4:28)."
St John of the Cross (+1591)  
St Photina (Woman at the Well - Feast Day: March 20), pray for us!

Prayer After Communion (Today’s Liturgy)
 As we receive the pledge
of things yet hidden in heaven
and are nourished while still on earth
with the Bread that comes from on high,
we humbly entreat you, O Lord.
that what is being brought about in us in mystery
may come to true completion.
Through Christ our Lord.

President Trump has declared today a National Day of Prayer 
amid the coronavirus crisis
"We are a Country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these....," Trump tweeted.  
"No matter where you may be, I encourage you to turn towards prayer 
in an act of faith.  Together, we will easily PREVAIL!"

1 comment:

  1. All of this is so beautiful and inspiring to the soul. Thank you for this.