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You are invted. Will you come and eat?

08-19-2018We Celebrate Worship Resource, Vol. 43, No. 3

We are invited to a banquet today. Will we come and eat? Wisdom invites us first. In Proverbs, Wisdom is a woman who has prepared a meal and calls on everyone to eat and drink. Naturally, since she is Wisdom, this food is knowledge and insight: "Forsake foolishness...advance in the way of understanding" (Proverbs 9:6). Similarly, Saint Paul invites the Christians of Ephesus to live wisely, not foolishly, so that they can "understand what is the will of the Lord" (Ephesians 5:17). He encourages them to sing psalms and play songs, inviting them to "give the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father" (Ephesians 5:20). The word Paul uses for "giving thanks" is eucharisteo, the word we use for the meal we celebrate, the meal Jesus invites us to partake in. Like Wisdom, Jesus does not command in today's Gospel. He invites. He invites everyone to share in his banquet. He is both host and meal. "The one who feeds on me will have life because of me" (John 6:57). We are all invited to consume him. We will then have life. Truly, we give thanks.

How does consuming Jesus in the Eucharist give you life?


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Haitian Mass Change

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St. Francis of Assisi Choirs
Aug 22

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Santa's Workshop
Nov 25 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Where the kids do their Christmas shopping from 2:00-5:00pm in the Parish Center.

Donde los niños hacen sus compras navideñas de 2:00pm a 5:00pm en el Centro Parroquial.

Pastor's Christmas Party
Dec 2 5:00pm - 9:00pm

the Apopka Community Center
Catered by Carrabba’s Italian Grill

en el Apopka Community Center
Servicio de Carrabba's Italian Grill