Sometimes the simplest approach is the best. For instance, what is the best way to take a Gospel passage to prayer? Sometimes it's a very simple approach. I've found it helpful sometimes to start with the verbs that outline a Gospel narrative. In the common lectionary today we're asked to consider the miracle at the wedding feast in Cana: water is turned into wine. POUR. TASTE. TAKE. TELL. These are simple action words that paint the corners of this story. Jesus told the stewards to POUR water into the jars, then allow the wine steward to TASTE. He then was able to TAKE what the Lord had given him and TELL the bridegroom that this was the best of wines.
Pour. Taste. Take. Tell.
Not a bad analogy for life in Christ: pour your heart out to God;
taste the Grace He gives you in response, drinking deeply; then take
that Grace into your day; and tell others how God is working in your
Sometimes it's just that simple.
January 20, 2013
Msgr. William J. King