Sunday, August 19, is the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B).
Proverbs 9:1-6; Psalm 34:2-3, 10-11, 12-15; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58
The past Sundays’ readings have been focusing on Jesus’ words from Chapter 6 of John’s Gospel. Those words — the command of Jesus to eat his flesh and drink his blood — can sound extreme. They need a little background to understand — or, better, a big background
Scholars, poets and storytellers throughout history have told and retold the story of Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit.
The poet Milton emphasizes the degree to which the Fall transformed Adam and Eve. He describes the cosmos being separated into two camps:...READ MORE