Sunday, August 9, 2009

Where Elijah slept

Concord Pastor has a wonderful, very Carmelite post about Elijah in the desert. We have all had such moments. The hearth cake is a figure of the Holy Eucharist, which can keep us going, giving endurance to those who are properly disposed.
4 And he went forward, one day's journey into the desert. And when he was there, and sat under a juniper tree, he requested for his soul that he might die, and said: It is enough for me, Lord, take away my soul: for I am no better than my fathers. 5 And he cast himself down, and slept in the shadow of the juniper tree: and behold an angel of the Lord touched him, and said to him: Arise and eat. 6 He looked, and behold there was at his head a hearth cake, and a vessel of water: and he ate and drank, and he fell asleep again. 7 And the angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, and said to him: Arise, eat: for thou hast yet a great way to go. 8 And he arose, and ate, and drank, and walked in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights, unto the mount of God, Horeb. ~ 3 Kings 19:4-8 (Douai version)

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