Living Eucharist

Bema and Ark of the Law, Synagogue, St Petersburg

The First reading at Mass today, the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, speaks of the closeness of God, the intimacy of God’s sharing his life and wisdom with us, so that we might be helped to live that life, that wisdom ourselves.

Moses said to the people: ‘Obey the voice of the Lord your God, keeping those commandments and laws of his that are written in the Book of this Law, and you shall return to the Lord your God with all your heart and soul.

‘For this Law that I enjoin on you today is not beyond your strength or beyond your reach. It is not in heaven, so that you need to wonder, “Who will go up to heaven for us and bring it down to us, so that we may hear it and keep it?” Nor is it beyond the seas, so that you need to wonder…

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