John continues to have Jesus challenge his listeners. It seems that when Jesus speaks literally, his hearers want things to be symbolic or metaphorical. When Jesus is using metaphors and symbols, people want it to be literal.
As we ruminate on the nature of Eucharist and the Bread of Life, we can also ruminate on how we are transformed into action for the kingdom of God.
The readings for this Sunday are found at The Lectionary Page. Here are some reflections on the Eucharist and the Marks of Mission.
The Rev'd Br. Paul Colbert, CoS has served as Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity, Madera since 2009. He is a monk in the Community of Solitude, a dispersed ecumenical community the spirit of St Benedict and St Romuald.