Bishop Thomas Gumbletonby Bishop Thomas Gumbleton
Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace

In one of his letters, St. Paul, in reflecting about his own mortality and the possibility that he would soon die, proclaimed his belief that he would never really die. He said, “I live now, no longer I, but Christ who lives in me.” These are words that I hope we will take to heart and make our own, especially as we reflect on these scripture lessons of today, and that we will leave this church understanding that each of us lives now, no longer I but Jesus living in me, now and forever.

In order for us to come to this strong conviction, it’s important that we do reflect in today’s lessons. I think it’s also very important as you reflect on the Gospel and the other two lessons of today that we remind ourselves of the whole contrast of this long discourse that Jesus has been proclaiming in the Gospel of John that we’ve listened to over the last three Sundays. Remember, it happened when Jesus had been apart with the people in the desert place.

They had spent long hours with him and they were hungry. The disciples were ready to send them home to go back and get what they needed on their own. Jesus said, “No. We must take care of them. You have to serve them. Feed them.” Then you remember he took those five loaves and two fish and blessed them, broke them and the disciples distributed them to over 5,000 people. It was an extraordinary miracle, or as John called it, a sign…

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  1. I love reading a post that will make people think. Also, many thanks for allowing me to comment!
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