21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.
Today we come to the “666 verse” in the Gospel of St. John where Jesus tells the people about eating his flesh and they leave him. What does the number 666 mean? Most people recognize it as the devil’s number, but why is it the devil’s number? In the bible there are numbers that are considered complete, such as 3,7,12 (three for the Trinity; seven for the fullness of a week; and twelve for the fullness of a year). The devil’s number stands for perfect unfulfillment. All of creation was created in six days and then on the seventh day, creation was given its proper direction for that day - the worship of God. The devil looks to the world to satisfy himself and gets more unfulfilled with time.