Articles Archive for 6 August 2011
The Sunday Readings
Reading I: 1 Kings 19:9.11-13
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 85
Reading II: Romans 9:1-5
Gospel Reading: Matthew 14:22-33
The first reading from the Elijah cycle is about the prophet Elijah’s encounter with God …
On the mountain the three of them see the glory of God’s Kingdom shining out of Jesus. On the mountain they are overshadowed by God’s holy cloud. On the mountain — in the conversation of the transfigured Jesus with the Law and the Prophets — they realize that the True Feast of Tabernacles has come. On the mountain they learn that Jesus himself is the Living Torah, the complete Word of God.