August 18, 2012
Anticipated Sunday Mass (Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time)
First Reading: Proverbs 9:1-6
Psalm: Psalm 34:2-7
Second Reading: Ephesians 5:15-20
Gospel: John 6:51-58
51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh." 52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" 53 So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you; 54 he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56 He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me. 58 This is the bread which came down from heaven, not such as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever."
The Sunday Gospel is about “Jesus as the Living Bread. Whoever eats this Bread will live forever”. The Gospel reminds us that Jesus loves us so much that He shared His Body and Blood to us. Every time we take His Body and Blood, we are in communion with Christ and receive the blessings and miracles of God’s love. We are in God and God is in us, kaya like Jesus, huwag tayong magdamot sa ating kapwa at maging mabuti sa iba.