The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds


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John 6:60-69

1. In this chapter Jesus teaches that the meaning of his life, and the meaning of all human life, lies in being prepared to give of oneself. Perhaps you can identify with what Pope Francis says: ‘Those who enjoy life most are those who leave security on the shore and become excited by the mission of communicating life to others' (Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel, n.10).

2. ‘This teaching is difficult', complained his hearers, including some of his own followers. Perhaps at times you also have wondered if you could go along with it. What helped you to overcome your resistance?

3. ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the message of eternal life.' In the midst of your doubts perhaps you have held on to belief because, like Peter, Jesus offered you a more hopeful message than you could find anywhere else. How has the gospel message been more attractive to you than any other?

4. ‘The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.' Recall the words and phrases of Jesus that are words of life for you.

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