Cycle B

Good News B38

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time


John 6:51-58 New American Bible

John 6:51-58 Bible Gateway New International Version


“I am the Bread of Life.”


First, Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life.” Then he said, “I am the Living Bread. Now he tells us that if we eat of his flesh and drink his blood we will have eternal life. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me.” 

Jesus is telling us that God the Father shared his Son with man. At the last supper, Jesus took the bread, broke it and said, “This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you. He showed his disciples that they should eat the bread and drink the wine, and in doing so they were eating his body and drinking his blood. Think about it. Every time you receive Holy Communion you are receiving Jesus into your body. He is a part of you. You are a part of him. Remember that in your actions with other people. Act as Jesus would act. Talk as Jesus would talk. Love your neighbor as yourself.

Take a few minutes today to plan to sit with the Bible after you receive the Holy Eucharist. Read through the Gospel of John 6 and Luke 22. See if your parents or an older brother or sister would read the Bible with you. Choose one sentence that you really like. Write it on a piece of paper. Use a piece of tape and tape it to your mirror. I like the words “Do this in remembrance of me.”  So I would write that on a piece of paper. Everything I do that day, I will do in memory of Jesus.

  Realize that when you most need help, all you have to do is ask Jesus to help you. He will show you a clear path to do his will and to keep on the path to Heaven.

 Say the “Our Father” to thank God the Father for sending his only Son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins.


“Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.



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