Roc Homily – Nineteenth Sunday Ordinary Time 2015

“The Bread of Life Discourse III”  –  The several days I spent hiking in the Grand Canyon last week intensified this question for me: “What is the difference between that which is transitory and that which endures?”  One way this gospel addresses this is through the (implicitly stated) connect between eating the bread of life and believing. Jesus’ titles in John’s gospel all point to the mystery of the mutual indwelling of Father and Son into which we are called. Believing is abiding. Connecting to the True Vine is abiding. And so on. It seems to me that abiding in Jesus is what endures.

Roc preaching:Bac 2008_2

Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time  (“What I would have said…”)

Homily by Roc O’Connor, SJ, associate pastor of the Church of the Gesu  (August 2, 2015)

John 6:41-51   I am the bread of life.  Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died; this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die.  I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

composer ~ author ~ educator

Perfect Chaos

The Blog of Author Steven Colborne

Gretchen McCulloch

Internet Linguist


Joy is the product of enduring faith.


AM Roselli's art & writing site

lillian the home poet

rejuvenatement - not retirement

The Feels

Feel Good News 24/7

Elihu's Corner

press on to know the lord

Under Reconstruction

Hope isn't an emotion, but a daily choice.

Timothy R. Baldwin

teacher and writer


Sharing My Love of Symbols

The Lace In My Head Mirrors the Cosmic Mind

The cosmos is also within us. We are made of star dust. We are a way that the cosmos can know itself. Carl Sagan

Disarmed by Love

A force like no other. To be known and loved.

Live the Essentials

Mishaps and adventures of Deacon Jonas Verdeflor, an Oblates of the Virgin Mary

Post it Notes from my Idiot Boss

delivered directly to my computer monitor on an all too regular basis...

Envisioning The American Dream

A visual remix of the American Dream as pictured in Mid Century Media

Before the Downbeat

Thoughts on music, creativity, imagination, and exploring the space between the notes.

%d bloggers like this: