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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 23, 2015

CHANGE EVEN WHEN IT IS DIFFICULT

Our Gospel today brings to conclusion Jesus’ Bread of Life discourses.   Over the past couples of weeks we have considered the differences between believing and knowing. We have recalled how quickly we can forget all that God has done, and focused on giving everything away, so that it will be more than enough.

These are indeed hard lessons – lessons that were perhaps even more difficult for the Apostles than for us, for the implications were all the more pressing. Like those we know, they wanted to leave – some in fact did – but Simon Peter speaks for all of us when he says, “Lord, to whom or where shall we go?”

CLICK HERE for the readings for 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Joshua 24:1-2, 15-17, 18; Psalm 34; Ephesians 5:21-32; John 6:60-69)

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