Archbishop Follo: Christ is as Necessary as Bread, the Bread Descended from Heaven to take us to Heaven
XIX Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B – August 12, 2018
1 Kings 19, 4-8; Ps 34; Eph 4.30-5.2; Jn 6, 41-51
Jer 25, 1-13; Ps 137; Rom 11: 25-32; Mt 10, 5b-15
XII Sunday after Pentecost
1) Hunger for heaven.
In the Gospel of this nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time Jesus says to the crowd: “I am the bread descended from Heaven”, and the people object: “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph? Do we not know his father and mother? Then how can he say: “I have come down from heaven” (Jn 6, 41s). Great are the surprise and