Sunday, August 22, 2021

Key Passage

This is a great mystery, and I am applying it to Christ and the church. Each of you, however, should love his wife as himself, and a wife should respect her husband. (Ephesians 5:32–33)

Questions

Adults: In what way has the example of Christian marriage (your own or that of another couple) helped you understand the relationship between Christ and his church?
Children: What can you do for your family to show them Jesus' love and care?

Readings

First Reading • Reminder of the Divine Goodness

Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Related activities & tools

Psalm

Psalms 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Second Reading • Christian Wives and Husbands

Ephesians 5:21-32 or 5:2a, 25-32 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Gospel • Effect of the Bread of Life Discourse

John 6:60-69 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)