Week of Sunday, August 19
13th Sunday after Pentecost
Wisdom prepares a feast, sets her table, and invites all to come and eat her bread and drink her wine. The first chapter of John’s gospel owes much to the biblical tradition that imagined Wisdom as existing before anything was created and having a role in the work of creation. Christ, the wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:24), today invites us to eat his flesh and drink his blood. John’s gospel includes no account of the institution of the Lord’s supper, but here we can’t help hearing Jesus’ words as an invitation to the meal of bread and wine we share.
Readings and Psalm
Invited to dine at wisdom’s feast
Those who seek the Lord lack nothing that is good. (Ps. 34:10)
Filled with the Spirit, sing thanks to God
Christ the true food and drink