EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
8/2/09 EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
GOSPEL: JOHN 6:24-35
“Whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.”
A little girl walked to and from school every day. One morning the weather looked bad. By afternoon the wind had whipped up and the lightning began to crackle in the sky. The girls mother, full of concern, got in her car and drove along the route to school. She spotted her daughter walking up the street. At each flash of lightning the child would stop, look up and smile. The mother drove up alongside the child, lowered her window and called, “What are you doing?” The child answered, “I’m trying to look pretty because God keeps taking my picture.”
Unfortunately, as we get older, we get more sophisticated. We know God isn’t up ther with a flash camera. Our faith will never be as simple as it was when we were children. In our skepticism, we become like the people in today’s Gospel, demanding miracles and proof.
Deacon Dick Folger