Living Eucharist

Abraham, LiverpoolIn recent weeks the second reading at Mass has come from the Letter to the Colossians.

This Sunday we plunge into a sequence of readings from the Letter to the Hebrews, beginning at chapter 11 (readings from Chapters 2-10 came at the end of the last liturgical year). The readings focus on faith, living faithfully and the life of the kingdom.

This year, though, we barely get our toes wet in the sequence of readings from Hebrews before it is interrupted by next week’s sequence of readings for the Assumption of Our Lady, transferred from the 15th August to the 14th, the preceding Sunday.

But this week, Hebrews…

Only faith can guarantee the blessings that we hope for, or prove the existence of the realities that at present remain unseen. It was for faith that our ancestors were commended.

It was by faith that Abraham obeyed…

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