Elijah’s Power Food, and Ours
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – August 12th, 2018
I have always loved reading the Elijah cycle in the Book of Kings. The first book, Chapter 18, portrays Elijah as an invincible prophet who fearlessly stands up to king and prophets, but he remains so extremely human in the process! Today’s first reading from 1 Kings 19 presents us with the great prophet who is vulnerable and subject to discouragement and fear.
Let us situate today’s story in 1 Kings. In Chapter 19 we have the aftermath of Elijah’s brilliant victory in the contest with Jezebel and the priests of