Sunday, August 2, 2015 Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Feed a body, nourish a soul
Food: healthy eating or the latest bizarre and trendy enthusiasm of the “foodie”? Well, for the greatest number of our sisters and brothers, bread is still the bottom line, both literally and symbolically. Jesus may have informed the devil that people “do not live on bread alone,” but physical hunger must be satisfied along with the spiritual hunger satisfied by the nourishing Word of God. Play your part in feeding the poor. Support a local food bank. Your work will ultimately provide you and those you serve with soul-enriching nourishment.
Today’s readings: Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15; Ephesians 4:17, 20-24; John 6:24-35 (113). “Work for food that endures.”