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August 5, 2018: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading: 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.”
So they said to Him, “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 from God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

So they said to Him, “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.”


“I am the bread of life, whoever comes to Me will never hunger, and whoever believes in Me will never thirst.”
Christ alone can satisfy the hunger of our hearts and souls. Other “foods” leave us hungry. Through God we can really be fed and feel full.


Accept God’s invitation to share in His meal not just on Sunday this week but on another day also.
Bake a loaf of bread this week.
Be aware of God’s presence in you.
Believe in the One God sent.
Listen to the song “I Am the Bread of Life” and its message of resurrection.

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Marilyn Kirschten

Marilyn Kirschten is a Providence Associate of the Sisters of Providence. Marilyn lives in a northern suburb of Chicago. She is a graduate of Marywood, Evanston and is involved in multiple ministries in her parish, Our Lady of Ransom in Niles, Ill.

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