Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/082618.cfm
Many of Jesus’ disciples who were listening said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?” Since Jesus knew that his disciples were murmuring about this, he said to them, “Does this shock you? What if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and life. But there are some of you who do not believe.” Jesus knew from the beginning the ones who would not believe and the one who would betray him. And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by my Father.”
As a result of this, many of his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied him. Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?” Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”
“To whom shall we go” is a question we need to ask ourselves today. With the problems and issues that are occurring, we need to stay steadfast in our faith and keep our eyes on Jesus. There is no where else to go, Jesus is the Bread of Life and giver of the eternal word and eternal life. Without Him in the Eucharist, we have nothing.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I have no other place to go, there is no place I want to be, but beside you. Thank you for your gift of life, both mortal and eternal. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen!
Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.