‘I am the bread of life’

Sunday, Aug. 1

Ex 16:2-4, 12-15; Ps 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54; Eph 4:17, 20-24; Jn 6:24-35

The crowd had followed Jesus from Tiberius across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum. With five barley loaves and two fish, Jesus had fed five thousand men not counting women and children. Their bellies were filled. They were amazed. They wanted more.

They could not help but recall another time the people were fed. The Lord had taken the people out of Egypt. Between Egypt and the Promised Land, between slavery and freedom, there was desert. Nothing to eat, nothing to drink, only death in...

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