23 Aug

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jesus continues to contrast those who "chew on his flesh and live into eternity" with those who "ate the manna in the wilderness and died" while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum. The point is so clear and offensive that many of his followers abandon him. Peter and an unspecified number of others, including the Twelve, remain. They are convinced Jesus is the Holy One of God who has the words of life. (John 6:56-69)



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