The people are hungry. Jesus' solution is even more improbable than the disciples' solution.
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
These Gospel stories can seem so familiar. But sit with the disciples in the little wooden boat, and Jesus' power will render you speechless.
by James MartinApril 8, 2014
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.