Perhaps we have known – or been like – “the poor one” in today’s psalm, who could sometimes call on the Lord and, at other times, not even manage that. When we have no appetite, a little “taste” of the Lord might be all we can muster.
It is important not to dismiss God’s presence among us, no matter how tempting it may be in trying times to ask “Where is God?” or to see God’s presence as somehow complicit in our suffering. When we see in Jesus who God truly is for us, we can believe again and be thankful that God has never stopped loving us and continues to provide ample nourishment, to strengthen and encourage us, in the Eucharistic feast we celebrate today.
Living with Christ Christine Mader