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The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium)

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B | Are you coming to the banquet?

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The Wedding Feast at Cana, Jacopo Tintoretto, 1561, oil on canvas, the church of Santa Maria della Salute (The Virgin Mary of Good Health), Venice, Italy.

The Wedding Feast at Cana, Jacopo Tintoretto, 1561, oil on canvas, the church of Santa Maria della Salute (The Virgin Mary of Good Health), Venice, Italy.

I’m extremely busy with work commitments today, so I’ll just summarise in dot points and refer you to other pages that explain today’s readings in more detail.

  1. Even in Proverbs (First Reading on Wisdom’s Table) and Psalms (Taste and See) God talks about the heavenly banquet he is inviting us to participate in.
  2. St Paul (Ephesians 5) encourages us to give thanks constantly (links to the Todah sacrifice).
  3. The heavenly banquet starts right here, right now in the Eucharist (the Todah sacrifice fulfilled):

“Amen, amen, I say to you,
unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood,
you do not have life within you.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood
has eternal life,
and I will raise him on the last day.
For my flesh is true food,
and my blood is true drink.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood
remains in me and I in him.”

Listen to Fr Barron’s homily on Wisdom’s Meal and read the Scripture Study over at The Sacred Page.

Interested in the heavenly banquet?  Read more here: Fourteen questions about heaven and whether heaven is already present in our lives here on earth.

Today’s readings:

Word format: Year B 20th Sunday 2015

Pdf format: Year B 20th Sunday 2015

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