Season after Pentecost | 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 (Psalm 34:15-22); Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69 | Semi-continuous first reading: 1 Kings 8:(1,6,10-11), 22-30, 41-43 (Psalm 84)
In Galatians, Paul is confrontational. While we should be more cautious about calling other people "foolish," we can learn from him that tolerance shouldn't depend on denying one's faith, and being grounded in one's faith shouldn't lead to intolerance or coercion.
In our Gospel text, some of Jesus’ disciples find his teaching hard. Eating his body? Drinking his blood? I didn’t sign up for this. Couldn’t I just pray for you?