A Moment before the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Sunday’s first two readings (Joshua and Ephesians) are all about choices.  Hard choices.  The kind of choices we like to avoid.  Until we can’t. 

And Gospel (John) is the last part of the bread of life discourse.  It’s the end of a series of Sunday Gospels, where Jesus calls Himself the bread of life.  And then explains what He means by being completely literal. 

This Sunday, people are reacting to Jesus and making their choices.  Many of them can’t handle God on God’s terms, and they’re gone.  Off to fill their God-shaped hole with something that isn’t God. 

It’s the same choice that none of us can avoid.  God.  Or something else, something less, something we can control, something that can never fill the hole.