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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Scraps

"She said, “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.” 

This past Sunday, as I prayed with the Gospel prior to Mass, this line struck me.  And I thought of it in relation to evangelization, for only dogs that are hungry will eat the scraps.  What if they have fed themselves elsewhere?  What if their bellies are already full with food from others, food they is less good even than scraps but still fills them up?  Then they will not eat the scraps, not even the meal on the table will interest them because they are no longer hungry for the True Food from the Master's Table.  How do we reach those people, since so often the food that is not good is all they crave?