Strength for the journey

19th Sunday, based on John 6:41-51

Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” Jesus answered them, “Do not complain among yourselves. No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day. It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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About Dominic DeLay OP

Dominic is a filmmaker in Los Angeles, California. With his production company Mud Puddle Films he creates emotionally engaging, thought-provoking, and artistic films for mainstream audiences, films that ask questions more than give answers. And even the questions are not necessarily articulated in language. He likes to quote choreographer Martha Graham’s response when asked what one of her dances meant: “If I could tell you what it means, I wouldn’t have to dance it.” His new film, "Inside Darkness," is about three presidential candidates trapped in a dark cell. Watch the trailer and more at

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  1. Thank you.


    You feed me with your mercy, your feed me with your grace
    You fill the many crevices, that make up my time and space

    You feed me with compassion, that never seems to end
    When I come to fall and tumble, you’re still my faithful friend

    You feed me like no other, and do not count the cost
    You’re there to hold me closely, when everything seems lost

    You feed me with the bread of life, in you I am for real
    You never, ever hurt me, with your love my fate you seal

    Please help me now to hunger, for the goodness that you give
    That in some very little way, like you I may come to live

    Be with me Lord Redeemer, for I know not where to go
    You’re the only one who’s constant, in all I’ve come to know

    Please let me let you feed me, in the simple things I do
    That in my forty days and nights, I may always cling to you

    Please help me share your kindness, with those I come to see
    That all my come to realize, that with us you want to be

    Please help me holy Father, when I doubt you call me mine
    Help me always to be hungry, for your holy life divine

    © Jim Espinosa 2009

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