Gospel Reflection for August 1, 2021 – 18th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Exodus 16.2-4,12-15; Ephesians 4.17,20-24; John 6.24-35 “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” – John 6.35 The crowds that Jesus fed last week want another sign if they are to believe Jesus is from God. They fail to see that Jesus’ teaching, healing,Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 1, 2021 – 18th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 23, 2015, 21st Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Joshua 24.2-3, 15-17, 18; Ephesians 5.21-32; John 6.60-69 “Many of his disciples were listening to Jesus’ teaching.  They said, ‘This teaching is difficult.  How can anyone take it seriously’”? (John 6.60) Jesus’ disciples face a choice.  Will they stay with him or drift off with the crowds?  The long reflection on Jesus asContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 23, 2015, 21st Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 9, 2015, 19th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 1 Kings 19.4-8; Ephesians 4.30-5.2; John 6.41-51 “I am the living bread that has come down from heaven.” (John 6.51) All three groups in Sunday’s gospel passage — the disciples, the crowd, the Jews — miss the point about Jesus. His disciples doubt their resources to feed the crowd. The crowd mistakes JesusContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 9, 2015, 19th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 5, 2012, 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never hungry, and whoever believes in my will never be thirsty. John 6.35  When Jesus sat at a table with his friends 2,000 years ago, he had little more to say to them than what he had been trying to say through the wholeContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 5, 2012, 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time”