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Spiritual Food

Cycle BOrdinary TimeWeek 19

by Bishop Robert BarronAugust 12, 2018

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In our first reading today, Elijah is dejected and requests that the Lord take his life. But an angel touches him and orders him to get up and eat. Strengthened by food, he journeys to the mountain of God, Horeb. We're all acquainted with the need for physical food, like Elijah, but we also need spiritual food. If we don't feed our souls, we will become spiritually lethargic and unhealthy. Where do we find that nourishment? The answer comes in John 6, our Gospel reading for today.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 - 1 Kings 19:4-8
Psalm - Psalm 34:2-9
Reading 2 - Ephesians 4:30-52
Gospel - John 6:41-51