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August 9th 2009 A.D.  19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Jn 6/41-51 

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August 9th 2009 A.D.
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Jn 6/41-51
 

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  While the setting of todayís Gospel is in the active ministry of Jesus before Easter, it is clearly Eucharistic in intent and represents St. John’s mystical reflections on the meaning of the Eucharist as a bridge between God and us. It is not an easy parapet on which to preach, though the Elijah story in the first reading is a nice companion piece. Both in their own way emphasize God’s loving care for us, come what may. St. John has in mind through this whole section which we read for the next several weeks the attractiveness of Jesus and the human propensity to turn against him when something happens we don’t like.

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  Once upon a time there was this doctor who was magical. He was witty, intelligent, sensitive, and a brilliant, brilliant diagnostician. He also had the political skills of a precinct captain and tons of Irish charm. He was adored by hospital staff, trusted by his colleagues (who often went to him with their own medical problems), worshipped by his patients. In addition to his medical responsibilities he helped the hospital where he worked in its many administrative problems. His reputation and his hard work brought many patients to the hospitals and its various laboratories. He became an important part of its success. Everyone said to him that they did not know where they would be without him. Then as the years went on he contracted a disease which slowed him down. The bean counters at the hospital said that he was now costing him money. The nun in charge fired him. But look at all Iíve done for you, he said. That was then, this is now, she replied.

 

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 Everyone said to him that they did not know where they would be without him. Then as the years went on he contracted a disease which slowed him down. The bean counters at the hospital said that he was now costing him money. The nun in charge fired him. But look at all Iíve done for you, he said. That was then, this is now, she replied
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 Psalm 34:1-9
1 I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and be glad.
3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!
4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
5 Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed.
6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
8 O taste and see that the LORD is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in him!
9 O fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no want! .

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