August 16, 2015

First Reading

The Book of Proverbs   9: 1-6

9:1Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn her seven pillars.

9:2She has slaughtered her animals, she has mixed her wine, she has also set her table.

9:3She has sent out her servant-girls, she calls from the highest places in the town,

9:4″You that are simple, turn in here!” To those without sense she says,

9:5″Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed.

9:6Lay aside immaturity, and live, and walk in the way of

Second Reading

The Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians    5:15-20

5:15 And so, brothers, see to it that you walk cautiously, not like the foolish,
5:16 but like the wise: atoning for this age, because this is an evil time.
5:17 For this reason, do not choose to be imprudent. Instead, understand what is the will of God.
5:18 And do not choose to be inebriated by wine, for this is self-indulgence. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit,
5:19 speaking among yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual canticles, singing and reciting psalms to the Lord in your hearts,
5:20 giving thanks always for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God the Father.


The Holy Gospel According to John    6: 51-58

6:51 I am the living bread, who descended from heaven.
6:52 If anyone eats from this bread, he shall live in eternity. And the bread that I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world.”
6:53 Therefore, the Jews debated among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”
6:54 And so, Jesus said to them: “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you will not have life in you.
6:55 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.
6:56 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.
6:57 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.
6:58 Just as the living Father has sent me and I live because of the Father, so also whoever eats me, the same shall live because of me.


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