In reviewing the readings for the weekend I wondered why, beginning three weeks ago, that our Sunday lectionary interrupted the Gospel of Mark in order to insert the 6th chapter of John – a sermon often called the “Bread of Life Discourse.” Instead of following the earlier Gospel writers and recollecting the Last Supper, John talks about Eucharist in a different way.
Why did John make this substitution of stories? After all, what could be more important than Eucharist? It would seem that John’s Gospel goes to great lengths to remind us there is more to Eucharist that just coming to the table to receive the real presence of Christ.
So how can the insight of three Jesuits, a game of pinochle and potato pancakes shed light on this Gospel?
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