5 Sun Aug 2018
The Gift that Endures
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For 5 August 2018, 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, based on John 6:24â€“35
When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into boats and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus. And when they found him across the sea they said to him, â€œRabbi, when did you get here?â€ Jesus answered them and said, â€œAmen, amen, I say to you, you are looking for me not because you saw signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled. Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him the Father, God, has set his seal.â€ So they said to him, â€œWhat can we do to accomplish the works of God?â€ Jesus answered and said to them, â€œThis is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent.â€ So they said to him, â€œWhat sign can you do, that we may see and believe in you? What can you do? Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, as it is written: â€˜He gave them bread from heaven to eat.â€™â€ So Jesus said to them, â€œAmen, amen, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.â€ So they said to him, â€œSir, give us this bread always.â€ Jesus said to them, â€œI am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.
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.
05 August 2018 @ 11:22 pm
Beth, what a gif to hear you preach this morning!Mary email@example.com
06 August 2018 @ 2:22 am
Mary, So good to hear from you ! Beth
Joan Bukrey, O.S.F.
06 August 2018 @ 2:57 am
Excellent reflection, Mary Beth. I appreciated your story of the man in prison. Very effective!
06 August 2018 @ 2:58 am
Beautifully crafted! I had to preach today and found it difficult! Your emphasis on gift was inspired and the comment of the young man, thoughtful.
06 August 2018 @ 4:37 am
Fr, Nick and Sr. Joan told me about your homily today. It was a gift . You are a gifted with wonderful preaching. Thank you! Bette