Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 01 August 2021
Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15. Psalm 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54. Ephesians 4:17, 20-24. John 6:24-35.
More Than Manna, More Than Bread and Fish. During the Exodus, the Lord rained down bread (manna) each day to feed those in flight. Last Sunday, after being filled with bread and fish, the crowd pursued Jesus for more food. Rightly exasperated, Jesus patiently shifts the conversation from bread from heaven to true bread. He ends by saying: “I Am the bread of life.” What looks like bread is more than bread. More than we can imagine!
- What do I believe Communion to be?
- Why do I believe this?
Why do I come in procession each Sunday to eat this bread, this Communion, this Christ?