Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Description: How many times has Jesus come to you in another person and you didn’t recognize him? This bulletin insert for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time recommends the practice of recognizing Jesus when he comes to us in others. Doing this will reveal the Eucharist in a new light.
In John 6:60-69, we see the tragic rejection of Christ’s true mission by many who had been listening to him and watching him. How could they miss the message that he taught? “The words I have spoken are Spirit and life,” he said. But they only heard his words on the surface level, in their flesh-nature. And thus they missed the life that he was offering: the healed life, the joyful life, the victorious life, the eternal life.
This bulletin insert challenges readers to spiritual growth by asking: Do you have any difficulty recognizing the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist at Mass? Practice recognizing Jesus when he comes to you in others, and you will see the Eucharist in new ways.
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, youth groups, parish staff meeting, SCCs, RCIA, etc.
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