Table Talk (Year C)
In Table Talk, one pilgrim shares his attempt to grasp the Gospel of Luke, based on his own journeys through the lectionary as a writer, teacher and disciple. These reflections will help spark the Sunday conversation about Luke around the parish table: the homilist who will preach on it, the catechist who will teach it to children, the RCIA team who will lead candidates through a discussion of that weeks passage, or individual disciples looking for a companion on their day-to-day journey to Emmaus.
Jay Cormier draws upon his 20-plus years experience as editor of Connections to cast the Gospel stories in a contemporary setting through a series of reflections that will provoke Table Talk insightful reflection about Gods Word as it is proclaimed at the table of the Lord. He follows the pericopes of both the Roman Catholic lectionary and the common lectionary used by many Protestant churches.
God’s word contains multiple layers of meaning. In Jay Cormier’s Table Talk, the reader will find new insights, see connections to real life, and hear a call to a more mature discipleship. Table Talk is more than a simple conversation. It is a call to live the Christian life more fully.
Robert F. Morneau
In stories, incidents, quotations from literature and life, Jay Cormier roots the narratives and sayings of the lectionary Gospel readings in the stuff of daily life, and in the imaginative life of the faithful believer. From the changing of diapers to a missed exit on the freeway, from a blind date with a young doctor to the hunt for a lost wedding ring at the town dump, he encourages the reader/hearer, in his own words for the Sunday in Advent, to pay attention, to wake up and realize the many signs of Gods love in our midst. These immensely creative and helpful meditations, with their brief and graceful concluding prayers, should prove invaluable to preacher and teacher alike.
The Rev. J. Barrie Shepherd
Author of Whatever Happened to Delight: Preaching the Gospel in Poetry and Parables
About the Author
Jay Cormier, author of seven other books on prayer and scripture, is editor of Connections, a newsletter of ideas and resources for homilists. He lives in New Hampshire.
AUTHOR’S WEBSITE http://connectionsmediaworks.com
|Publication Date||Sep 30, 2009|