Readings: Exodus 16:2-21; Acts 2:41-47; John 6:1-15
In the name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
The Passover, the annual meal of the Jews, was at hand and Jesus the Good Shepherd makes His flock lie down in green pastures, and feeds them, restoring their soul. It is an impressive meal. More than two thirds of your annual salary couldn’t have provided enough food for that crowd. And besides what bakery anywhere ever has food for thousands on hand? Food in abundance given by God, and they were fed to the full. Completely satisfied. And still there was lots left over. Twelve baskets full from five loaves and two fish. This food will continue to provide for Christ’s twelve disciples. Just as His Supper is an unending source of the bread of heaven for His Church while on earth.