TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME August 26, 2018 Year B

In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus continues His instruction on the Eucharist. Many of his own disciples cannot accept His teachings and instead return to their former way of life, abandoning Christ altogether. Jesus turns to the Apostles and asks them to choose with the question, “Do you also want to leave?” Peter speaks up for the Twelve responding, “Master, to Whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” The demands of a stewardship way of life can be difficult. And the teachings of Christ can be hard to accept. How can we keep going when it gets tough? Peter’s honest answer to the choice Jesus poses shows us a way to stay true to a stewardship way of life.

Readings
Mon 2 Thes 1:1-5, 11-12, Ps 96, Mt 23:13-22
Tue 2 Thes 2:1-3a, 14-17, Ps 96, Mt 23:23-26
Wed 2 Thes 3:6-10, 16-18, Ps 128, Mk 6:17-29
Thu 1 Cor 1:1-9, Ps 145, Mt 24:42-51
Fri 1 Cor 1:17-25, Ps 33, Mt 25:1-13
Sat 1 Cor 1:26-31, Ps 33, Mt 25:14-30