Revised Common Lectionary: As for me and my household…

The Revised Common Lectionary continues the theme of bread in this week’s reading from John. In today’s passage, Jesus calls his own body and blood the bread from heaven, which will grant eternal life. These words must have sounded strange to Jesus’ Jewish followers, who would have followed strict dietary laws regulating which types of… Read More

Lectionary Leanings: Yeah! More Bread! Edition (John 6:24-35)

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