August 5, 2018

//August 5, 2018

August 5, 2018

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Intention:  For greater compassion and tolerance among all people, especially in places where histories of fear and misunderstanding divide us.

Today’s Gospel | John 6:24-35

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, “Rabbi, when did you get here?”  Jesus answered them and said, “Amen, 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.”  So they said to him, “What can we do to accomplish the works of God?”  Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent.”  The crowd said to Jesus: “What 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, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.”  So Jesus said to them, “Amen, 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.”

So they said to Jesus, “Sir, give us this bread always.”  Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.”

From the First Meditation for the Time of Retreat | St. John Baptist de La Salle

God is so good that, having created us, he wills that all of us come to the knowledge of the truth. This truth is God himself and what he has desired to reveal to us through Jesus Christ, through the holy apostles, and through his Church. This is why God wills all people to be instructed, so that their minds may be enlightened by the light of faith.

Prayer

Eternal Father, you and everything you do is absolute good.  May we let ourselves experience you today in all of your abundant kindness, humble in your presence and grateful for your gifts.  Open our eyes to those whose stomachs and lives are empty so that we may reach out with compassion to them.  Bless us with the faith to believe that we really can multiply the effects of your love, that we really can make a difference in this world. We ask this of you who lives and reigns with your Son and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.  Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts forever.

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