Sunday, August 2, 2009

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

John 6: 24-35
Once again, the crowd demands signs, and once again, Jesus refuses to give them: "Do not work for food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life." Recent news items have included updates on the Shroud of Turin and the visitations at Medjugorje. As tantalizing as these things are, all "proofs" and "evidence" eventually perish. They can only take us to the edge of the chasm, not provide a bridge over it. Eventually faith comes down to a choice, we either leap across the void or we do not. Do you believe that Jesus is the Bread of Life, or not?