Psalm: 147
Gospel: John 6:1-14
Patristic Reading: An excerpt from a letter of Pope Clement

He grants peace* within your borders;
he fills you with the finest of wheat. (Psalm 147:14)

This reminds me of a hymn from my Roman Catholic days:

The miracle of feeding the 5000 is only a foretaste of Jesus himself….of the Body and Blood which he gave for our redemption….and which we partake in at the Eucharist 🙂

The Eucharist (whether you believe in transubstantiation, simple memorial or something in between) is meant to change us….to feed us in body, mind and spirit……and to lead us to share the love of Christ with others.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Tonight I give thanks for the LORD who gives bread and wine for the journey +