Tenth Tuesday of Ordinary Time

 FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Tuesday June 12, 2018 Week Ten of Ordinary Time             WORD of the DAY  The jar of flour did not go empty, nor the jug of oil run dry, according to the word of the Lord spoken through Elijah. (1 Kings 17: 16)   How shall I live this Word?   This week, the First Book of Kings offers us the beautiful story of Elijah the prophet, a person who can help us in our attempts to be believers and Christians today. In times of famine, scarcity and fragile and exposed life, Elijah remains as a mediator of hope. He does not share with the powerful the word of the future that God had given him. He chooses a widow and an orphan to challenge the impossible and open a breach in the possibility of a future. With the handful of flour and the drop of oil that could support mother and son for one last day, he concretizes security: that little will not increase but neither will it diminish. The right measure that allows one to live becomes a sign of how existence is born and sustained from below, without the need for excesses...