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Pastor's Corner

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 19, 2018

This Sunday’s readings proclaim with great joy that God is generous and merciful. The Book of Proverbs shows us that God welcomes all who follow him, and satisfies them with the simplest ingredients of human life: bread and wine. These are the same elements present at the Last Supper and in the Gospel today, taken from the sixth chapter of Saint John. But today it is neither manna in the desert, nor bread alone that God’s word shares with us. The readings reveal the great love that God has for all who seek and find him, a love that has been made manifest in the selfless surrender of his only Son, Jesus, who becomes the bread of life for all people.

The dialogue between Jesus and the Jews in today’s Gospel describes the dilemma between human logic and the transcendent language of faith. This reading presents an opportunity for parish community groups to take up the dilemma from this text and relate it to their daily lives. At times, there can be no logical answers to critical situations, for only faith in Christ and the Church can transform them through the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Rev. Juan J. Sosa

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