Gospel for Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time—John 6:41-51
“The Jews murmured about Jesus because he said, ‘I am the bread that came down from heaven,’ and they said, ‘Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph? Do we not know his father and mother? Then how can he say, ‘I have come down from heaven?’
Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Stop murmuring among yourselves. No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him, and I will raise him on the last day. It is written in the prophets: They shall all be taught by God. Everyone who listens to my Father and learns from him comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died; this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die. 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.”
What in particular are you drawn to ponder in this passage?
Imagine Jesus speaking like this to groups in our present world situation.
Remain with that a few minutes and become aware of God’s message for you.
Heritage word—“Lord, give me a heart with a skill to listen.”
(Sister Mary Louise Ann, 8th Provincial of the Toledo Province)