The Life Teen Podcast is attached. Readings for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 1 Kgs 19:4-8; Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Eph 4:30-5:2; Jn 6:41-51.
“There is a tug-of-war between our body and our spirit according to Saint Paul. This tension is not necessary. In a perfect world the two are intertwined because the two should that the should move across this dance floor of life in perfect symmetry. This doesn’t happen though because of sin. The soul is designed to lead the body closer to God: back to God. When the spirit guides our flesh elevates our humanity. God will give you what you need to fulfill what he is calling us to do. God gives us the sacraments to get us back into right order. Overwhelm sin with God’s grace. In the Eucharist we get a chance the love of God in the Eucharist. It is physical and tangible. We are not just souls, we are bodies too that have needs. In the Eucharist we get to know God spiritually and physically. You can’t divide the cross from the altar just as you can’t separate the flesh and the soul. Jesus is taking us into the deep: not just a God of intellectual stimulation but a God of physical interaction.” (Mark Hart)
This podcast is an excellent foundation for a weekly Bible study focused on the readings throughout the liturgical year. These Bible studies can be at the parish, at a coffee shop or even on-line.