August 12, 2012 – Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
1 Kgs 19:4-8; Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Eph 4:30-5:2; Jn 6:41-51
As Christian disciples, we are called to love – to love God above all else and to love our neighbor as ourselves. It is a very simple and yet very profound calling that, as St. Paul reminds us, follows the footsteps of Christ. His life and His mission was and still is one steeped in, focused on, and driven by pure, selfless, life-giving love.
Likewise, our lives should not be focused on the things that the world called great – attaining the latest technology or the best job or the newest house – they should be focused completely on loving God and one another and living that love through selfless service.