Join Fr Brendan Kilcoyne for his 21st Sunday Homily where he reminds us that discipleship is a choice. In the first reading Joshua challenges the Israelites to decide if they will serve the Lord or pagan gods. In the gospel, some of Jesus’ followers walk away because they cannot accept what he is saying.
Daily Mass Readings for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B
First Reading – Joshua 24:1-2A, 15-17, 18B :”He performed those great miracles before our very eyes and protected us along our entire journey and among the peoples through whom we passed. Therefore we also will serve the LORD, for he is our God.”
Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 34: “Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.”
Second Reading – Ephesians 5:21-32 OR 5:2A, 25-32: “This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the church.”
Gospel – John 6:60-69: “The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and life. But there are some of you who do not believe.”