21st Week in Ordinary Times : Sunday, 22nd August 2021

Daily Word Of God

John 6:64-69

Jesus said to his followers: ‘There are some of you who do not believe.’ For Jesus knew from the outset who did not believe and who it was that would betray him. He went on, ‘This is why I told you that no one could come to me unless the Father allows him.’

After this, many of his disciples lft him and stopped going with him. Then Jesus said to the Twelve, ‘What about you, do you want to go away too?’ Simon Peter answered, ‘Lord, who shall we go to? You have the message of eternal life, and we believe; we know that you are the Holy One of God.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • In truth, we are all called to believe in God. God’s gift of faith and belief is freely given to us. Unfortunately we don’t realize it and far too often walk away from it.


  • This is because God has given us the gift of free will and our human tendency is to allow the secular and material world’s attraction to distract and draw us away from God’s gift of salvation.


  • We need to follow the example of the Twelve Apostles. We need to have their faith and dedication to keep our life’s focus on God, and to follow Him through whatever befalls us.