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Lord, be our light
.


(Introductory Prayers)
 


THE GOSPEL
Matthew 14:13-21

But they said to him, "Five loaves and two fish are all we have here."

Like the disciples
with two fish and
five loaves
we say to
you:

 “Lord, we’re sure we don’t have enough.”
We do not have enough money,
enough talents, workers,
 contracts, computers,
brains or
skills.

Do
bless
what we have,
and let us give thanks.
With your help, O Lord, our gifts will be
infinitely-more-than-enough, like the left-over baskets.

Let us accept ourselves the way we are,
And use the gifts you give
to give to
others.

THE FIRST READING
Isaiah 55:1-3

All you who are thirsty, come to the water!

“O let
all who thirst,
let them come to the water.

And let all who have nothing,
let them come to
the Lord.”

We
 have nothing
 and we are parched.
Let us delight in your rich fare.
And, Lord, slake our thirst
for you.

THE SECOND READING
Romans 8:35, 37-39

What will separate us from the love of Christ?

What can take love away from us?

Can distance?
No, the heart grows fonder.

Can death?
No, God holds near those who have passed.

Christ, since anguish, death or persecution
cannot take your love away from us,
help us hold your loving grace
all deep in our
hearts.

The second reading quotes from “Come to the Water" by John Foley, S. J.
© 1975, 1978, 1993, John B Foley and OCP Publications. All rights reserved.

Anne Osdieck

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