Scripture readings, reflection

By Fr. Andrew Kelly
THE BODY OF BLOOD OF CHRIST – June 2
Sunday worship is what Sunday’s Gospel (Luke 9:11-17) is about.  People in search of the Lord are attracted to what the believing community is doing.
Through the proclaimed Scriptures, the risen Jesus welcomes and speaks “to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed to be cured.”
A crisis occurs.  “The twelve” want to send people away because there is no food.  But the risen Jesus challenges “the twelve:”  “You give them something to eat.”
All “the twelve” see is scarcity: “We have no more than five loaves and two fish…”
But the risen Jesus sees abundance: “And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. And all ate and were filled.”
What does the community see on Sundays: scarcity or abundance?  The welcoming Lord is present.  The kingdom is proclaimed and believers are touched with healing.
But does the community see the abundance of the Lord’s table?  Are people sent away hungry?  Or is the community willing to celebrate and share the abundance: “What was left over was gathered up, twelve baskets of broken pieces.”
(Father Andrew Kelly is a retired priest of the Diocese of Davenport.)

Scripture Readings for June 2-9
Sunday
Gn 14:18-20
1 Cor 11:23-26
Lk 9:11b-17
Monday
Tb 1:3; 2:1a-8
Mk 12:1-12
Tuesday
Tb 2:9-14
Mk 12:13-17
Wednesday
Tb 3:1-11a, 16-17a
Mk 12:18-27
Thursday
Tb 6:10-11; 7:1bcde, 9-17; 8:4-9a
Mk 12:28-34
Friday
Ez 34:11-16
Rom 5:5b-11
Lk 15:3-7
Saturday
Tb 12:1, 5-15, 20
Lk 2:41-51
Sunday
1 Kgs 17:17-24
Gal 1:11-19
Lk 7:11-17

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