July 4 2021: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today’s antiphon has its origin in the 2nd Reading, where we find
My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness. (1 Cor 12:9)
while the Communion antiphon in the Missal and Graduale Romanum is
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed the man who seeks refuge in him. (Ps 34:9, echoing Psalm 2:11e,
and especially Jeremiah 17:7: “Blessed are those who trust in the Lord.”)
Even though we are weak, we can receive the Lord’s strength through the nourishment we receive in Communion, if we will only trust in him.
Verses are taken from Psalm 25, beginning “My God, I trust in you; let me not be disappointed”, following one of the suggestions in the 1998 Antiphonal and 2010 Antiphonary.
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