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)
Jesus called the Twelve together and put the question to them with unsettling directness: Do you also wish to go away? I wonder sometimes how I would have responded to the question. Because at times the truth is I do wish to go away.
by John OrtbergAugust 9, 2003