Bulletin Shorts for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Bulletin Shorts for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 02 August 2020

Isaiah 55:1-3.  Psalm 145:8-9, 15-16, 17-18.  Romans 8:35, 37-39.  Matthew 14:13-21.

Nothing Can Separate Us!  The first reading speaks of comfort foods.  The second declares nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.  The gospel shows that Jesus’ need for quiet prayer can be interrupted by his pity on others’ needs.  He put the disciples to work in providing needed and satisfying food.  In this pandemic, some may still be separated from the Sunday assembly, from Eucharist and Communion, but never from Christ Jesus.

  • How can I take comfort in knowing Christ is near?
  • As a baptized disciple, whom can I comfort with a phone call, letter, or errand?
  • How will I trust that nothing will separate me from Christ and from all those he loves?
This post was first published on the worship pages of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois website.
Sunday Prayer Shaping Life and Belief
Written by Eliot Kapitan.
Permission is given to use, reprint, and distribute these bulletin shorts in any way you find helpful for your community.
Image credit:  Sandy Manoa,  Unsplash, CC0.

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