2 Kings 5:14–17
Naaman the leper returned to Elisha and acknowledged the Lord.
R. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
2 Timothy 2:8–13
If we hold firm then we shall reign with Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
For all things give thanks to God, because this is what he expects of you in Christ Jesus.
No-one has come back to praise God, only this foreigner.
Images from the Word
- Take pity
- Praising God
- This foreigner
- Immersed himself
- The Good News
For this people is the People of God, purchased by Christ’s Blood, gathered together by the Lord, nourished by his word. It is a people called to bring to God the prayers of the entire human family, a people giving thanks in Christ for the mystery of salvation by offering his Sacrifice. Finally, it is a people made one by sharing in the Communion of Christ’s Body and Blood.—General Instruction of the Roman Missal, §5
Our Sunday Eucharist invites the participation of all into the very heart of the celebration. Each member contributes to the celebration by their active participation in the action. Summoned by God’s calling, each chooses to come to this sacred assembly, where they are open to be formed by the Word proclaimed, to intercede for the needs of the world and to offer their unique sacrifice so that in Communion they may form the one Body of Christ.