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The Bread of Life – John 6

Mass-goers in year B of the lectionary cycle, when Mark is the gospel regularly read on Sundays, might be taken aback on the 17th Sunday of the year when John’s Gospel takes over once the story comes to the feeding of the five thousand. For the following five successive Sundays, we have readings from John 6.[1] It is worth our while to find time over this five-week period to tease out what the evangelist is doing as he expands material to which Mark devotes just ten verses. In John, it is the longest chapter in the gospel (compare Mark 6:34-44 and John 6:1-71).

Source: Thinkingfaith

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