Sunday, August 12, 2012

Homily: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week we find ourselves deep into the Bread of Life Discourse taken from the gospel of John. Earlier, with a handful of bread and fish Jesus fed 5,000 followers. This week Jesus now proclaims that he is the “living bread that came down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die.” 
And the response Jesus hears?  Murmuring! Indeed, it seems a lot of complaining going on.  Last week the Israelites were grumbling.  This week it is the Jewish leaders who are murmuring.  And all God is trying to do is feed us.  So why the murmuring and complaining?  
Perhaps Olympian Oscar Pistorius and his blade prosthetics can add clarity to it all!
Click here for the readings
Click here for the homily

No comments: