Sunday, August 8, 2021
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Godspel according to John 6. 41-51
The Jews whispered about Jesus because he said:
"I am the bread which came down from heaven",
and they said, “Isn't that Jesus, the son of Joseph?
Don't we know his father and his mother? So how can he say "I came down from heaven"? "
Jesus answered and said to them: “Stop whispering to yourself.
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets: They will all be taught by God. Whoever listens to my Father and learns from him comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who comes from God; he saw the Father. Amen, amen, I tell you, he who believes has eternal life.
I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate manna in the wilderness, but they died;
it is the bread that comes down from heaven so that we can eat it and not die.
I am the living bread which came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever;
and the bread which I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.