In the midst of these bread sagas, we get a narrative of what everlasting bread means from Jesus. Jesus promises to be enough for us. Jesus promises to be nourishment, to be what we need in John 6:35, 41-51. This follows the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000. Everyone saw how Jesus fed the… Read More
we looked for you
and could not find you.
We did not see where you went.
Our faith disappeared … Read More
we come to you hungry,
and you feed us with the Bread of Life,
thirsty … Read More
This week’s Revised Common Lectionary Gospel lesson is the fifth, and blessedly final, installment of the Bread of Life series. Next week we return to Mark, where there are still conversations about food, but in a totally different context. No matter how much you love John, or bread, if you’ve preached on the Bread of… Read More
Then the Jews began to complain. This line sticks out to me in John 6. What is more human, then to complain? Here is a group of people in the presence of Jesus, and they do not even know why he is existing. I am trying to imagine how Jesus had to tell his story… Read More
When the pastors heard it was Lectionary Year B, they made lamentation for it. When the brief Easter passed and the fires of Pentecost cooled, the monolithic mesa of ordinary time loomed. It bore the burden of John 6. Some rejoiced and some mourned. Some had a plan and some gnashed their teeth weekly. Yet… Read More