Seek what is of God

August 31, 2018

Mark's gospel portrays Jesus as challenging traditional ways in which religious people determine what is pure or impure.   For Jesus, faithfully following religious practices cannot become a substitute for godly words or deeds that spring from a faithful heart. 
Gospel reading:  Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-2

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Seek the Words of Eternal Life

August 24, 2018

The crowd that has been following Jesus has become more and more offended and agitated as Jesus has talked about his role as the bread of life.  With today's text, most of the crowd turns and walks away.  Jesus asks the 12 disciples if they too want to leave Jesus.  Peter replies, "Of course not, where else can we go?  You have the words of eternal life".  When we have questions, and our doubts arise, Peter's words can reaffirm our wavering faith. 
Gospel reading:  John 6:56-69

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Seek the living bread

August 17, 2018

Ever heard the saying, "You are what you eat"?  Jesus reminds us that he is the true "bread of life".  While the crowds question what this means, we Christians draw near to Jesus as he meets us in the bread and wine of his Holy Supper. 
Gospel reading:  John 6:51-58

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Seek the food that truly satisfies

August 3, 2018

  Have you ever noticed that even the biggest meal doesn't keep you full forever?  Some snakes and other creatures can eat just once a month--but not us!  Having just the a crowd of people, Jesus talks to them about what they're really searching for--something to fill up the emptiness inside their spirit--not just their stomach. 
Gospel reading:  John 6:24-35 

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