When things change

The good news is that during this summer we are graced to hear the Gospel of John, chapter 6 – the “Bread of Life Discourse.” It is a wonderfully-told narrative, it is theologically rich, it is incredibly human, and above all it is profoundly Eucharistic. The bad news is that is divided over five weeks of Gospels, breaking up the narrative and challenging our understanding in continuity as we hear what was always meant to be one cohesive gospel. This is week three of five… hmmm? So, let me do this – I will give you a brief summary of my homilies from the last two weeks (or you can read them here: (“If only I’d know…” and  “The grace to persevere”) and then connect it to this week’s readings. Continue reading