Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The readings for Sunday, August 9:

In this week’s Gospel lesson, Jesus continues to explain that he is “the living bread that came down from heaven”. The reflection on the text comes from Alyce McKenzie, a professor of preaching and worship at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University:

For further contemplation, here is a visual art piece relating to the reading from Ephesians—relationships broken in the Fall are being redeemed through Christ. It is an image by James Nesbitt called “Hath God Truly Said”.

For more on James Nesbitt and his art, see

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