Educating for the Lived Gospel #294

The angel of the LORD came a second time, touched Elijah, and said, ‘Get up and eat, otherwise the journey will be too much for you.’ (1 Kings 19:7)

Life has its struggles that we cannot ignore. What is important but sometimes forgotten is the need to nourish ourselves through the difficult times – to not just ‘grin and bear it’. So what nourishes you? It might be music, art or nature. As people of faith we should allow those or similar experiences to draw us closer to God, to see things straight – to give us food for the journey.

Opening the minds of young people to the spirituality that surrounds them is vital – so that they realise they can feed themselves. We also do well to remind them of our tradition. We believe that God is present in the Eucharist – in the congregation, in God’s word, in the priest and the bread and wine. Thus, we owe it to our young people to give them access to the Eucharist – the enduring ‘food for the journey’.

Have a good week!

Patrick

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