Monday, July 20, 2015

Psalm for Sunday, July 26, 2015


Psalm 145:  10-11, 15-16, 17-18  (Read)

“The eyes of all look hopefully to you;
you give them their food in due season.”

Just as Elisha fed one hundred men
from a few barley loaves, so Jesus feeds 

a multitude of us even today.  We too are 
among the hopeful ones who look to the 
Lord for our food in due season.  
“The hand of the Lord feeds us.”

His presence is shown in the help, 

nourishment, and salvation that He shows 
to us.  We are dependent on our Lord to 
feed us.

Just as Jesus fed five thousand men 
from a few loaves and two fish, so Jesus
provides us with spiritual nourishment even 
today.  “The Lord satisfies the desire of every 
living thing,” as our psalmist says.  He opens 
wide his hand for us.  All we have to do is call 
upon Him.  

Our psalmist says it right – “You Lord are near 
to all who call upon you.”

We are his faithful ones, and we praise God 

and give Him thanks because of his divine 
attributes of compassion and love.
And we sing this psalm in praise of our Lord 

Jesus Christ, who shares fully in the perfection 
of God, and in the works of the Father.


Discussion Questions for Reflection
1.  The Psalm Response this Sunday is,  "The hand of the Lord feeds us; 
he answers all our needs."   Tell of the ways you are being fed by the Lord, 
spiritually, and physically.

2.  Our psalmist says, "The Lord is near to all who call upon him."  Explain 

how you have reached out to the Lord and how He is present to you.

1 comment:

  1. J Kim9:05 AM

    The hands of Jesus feed me daily. Spiritually, I reflect on the truth of Lamentations 3:22-23. "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."

    His mercies are new every morning - an opportunity for me to start over every 24 hours (or even more often) and retrain my heart in the grace department. Each day, I try to humble myself and yield to His will. In so doing, I am strengthened, nourished, and made joyful.

    A daily dose of reading the Word and setting aside time for prayer are also guaranteed opportunities to be spiritually fed. Physically, the Lord provides for my every need, including the actual consumption of His body and blood. The act of receiving the Eucharist brings about the miracle of both physical and spiritual sustenance. What a perfect design!