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Meditation – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr C
1st Kings 19:1-4, 8-15a
Psalm 42, 43
Galatians 3:23-29
Luke 8:26-39

When Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel, he showed amazing courage and trust in God. Although outnumbered by 450 to one, he put his life in jeopardy by building an altar and placing his sacrifice on it, then – to make things more challenging – he soaked his offering with water, and invited God to send down fire. Water was a very precious commodity, because this was the third year of a severe drought and famine. If Elijah had failed, he would not have stood a chance of surviving. He further provoked the prophets by taunting them, while they called on their god from morning till noon without effect (1st Kings 18:1-45)...

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