Sunday, August 19th

Gospel for Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time—John 6:51-58

“Jesus said to the crowds: ‘I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever, and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.’

The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’

Jesus said to them, ‘Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever.’”

What draws you in this passage?

What does that say about Jesus’ concern for you?

Linger with that a bit.

Heritage word—“May the word of Christ rich as it is find a home in us.”

(Sister Mary Louise Ann, 8th Provincial of the Toledo Province)

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