These Gospel stories can seem so familiar. But sit with the disciples in the little wooden boat, and Jesus' power will render you speechless.
Season after Pentecost | 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
2 Samuel 11:1-15; Psalm 14; (2 Kings 4:42-44; Psalm 145:10-18;) Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21
This year, as many years before, I planned my summer vacation schedule with this stretch of lectionary readings from John 6 in mind. I suspect I am not alone. Five straight weeks of chewing on the bread of life is just a little more than most of us Protestants can stomach. I’m not sure I have that many sermons on the subject in me. So please take my reflections here with a grain of salt. I’ll share with you what I can, but then I’m off to the airport.