Tag Archives: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Bread of Life

What does he mean?
How can it be?
That he can be bread
for us?

Yet what I eat,
take into my body,
becomes a part of me,
maintains its functions,
builds cells
that keep me alive.

Taking Jesus
into my life,
he becomes a part of me.
My being,
my growth,
my strength.

And so
I take,
eat,
that we become one,
he is part of me
and I am part of him.

An in you alone Lord
do I have life.

Bread of Life, Hope of the World

John 6:51-58 (CEV)

51 I am that bread from heaven! Everyone who eats it will live forever. My flesh is the life-giving bread that I give to the people of this world.

52 They started arguing with each other and asked, “How can he give us his flesh to eat?”

53 Jesus answered:

I tell you for certain that you won’t live unless you eat the flesh and drink the blood of the Son of Man. 54 But if you do eat my flesh and drink my blood, you will have eternal life, and I will raise you to life on the last day.55 My flesh is the true food, and my blood is the true drink. 56 If you eat my flesh and drink my blood, you are one with me, and I am one with you.

57 The living Father sent me, and I have life because of him. Now everyone who eats my flesh will live because of me. 58 The bread that comes down from heaven isn’t like what your ancestors ate. They died, but whoever eats this bread will live forever.

for another post on this passage, see here

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Wisdom Personified

What does wisdom look like
(probably not like this young lady!)
how can it be seen in my life?
What can I do,
how should I live if God is in my life?

To act with good sense
– your good sense
rather than mine
I would think.

To make every second count
for you.

To not be stupid,
which is easier said than done
it seems.

To let you fill my life
please God.

May I know
what you want me to do

always
for you Lord.

Jesus, All for Jesus

Ephesians 5:15-20 (CEV)

15 Act like people with good sense and not like fools. 16 These are evil times, so make every minute count. 17 Don’t be stupid. Instead, find out what the Lord wants you to do. 18 Don’t destroy yourself by getting drunk, but let the Spirit fill your life. 19 When you meet together, sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, as you praise the Lord with all your heart. 20 Always use the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to thank God the Father for everything.

For another post on this passage, see here

Wonderful Things

By Infrogmation of New Orleans (Photo by Infrogmation) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)
I want to thank you Lord
for all the wonderful things
that you do,
for your love,
your care,
your hope,
your presence with me,
the splendour of your creation
and your presence
in the world.

I want to thank you
for all that you are,
for you majesty
and power,
your truth
and justice,
and your eternity.

It is so easy to moan
and grumble,
to complain
and winge,
but today
I step back
and I bring my thanks
and praise
to you.

Psalm 111

Psalm 111 (CEV)

Praise the Lord for All He Has Done

111 Shout praises to the Lord!
    With all my heart
I will thank the Lord
    when his people meet.
The Lord has done
    many wonderful things!
Everyone who is pleased
with God’s marvelous deeds
    will keep them in mind.
Everything the Lord does
    is glorious and majestic,
    and his power to bring justice
    will never end.

The Lord God is famous
for his wonderful deeds,
    and he is kind and merciful.
He gives food to his worshipers
    and always keeps his agreement
    with them.
He has shown his mighty power
    to his people
    and has given them the lands
    of other nations.

God is always honest and fair,
    and his laws can be trusted.
    They are true and right
    and will stand forever.
God rescued his people,
    and he will never break
his agreement with them.
    He is fearsome and holy.

10 Respect and obey the Lord!
This is the first step
    to wisdom and good sense.
    God will always be respected