A Prophet’s Depression, an Apostle’s Grief and a Disciple’s Fear

Posted August 7, 2017 9:42 pm by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB

A Prophet’s Depression, an Apostle’s Grief and a Disciple’s Fear

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – August 13th, 2017
Chapter 19 of the First Book of Kings presents us with the aftermath of Elijah’s brilliant victory in the contest with Jezebel and the priests of Baal atop Mount Carmel. Just when Elijah should have been triumphant, he receives a message telling him of Jezebel’s murderous intentions, and is “afraid” (19:3). The exceedingly exemplary servant of God is now in a rut – believing that all of his efforts are in vain! In chapter 18, Elijah was at the height of success; in chapter 19 he is in the depths

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