April 28, 2017 (John 6:1-15)

Today, we hear the story that is in all 4 gospels: the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes. It is an obvious prefigurement of the Eucharist. Only John tells us that the loaves were barley loaves, the crop identified with the pilgrimage feast of Passover. Jesus gives us the “bread from heaven,” His very body and blood. What a wonderful gift to us. Let us become what we eat.

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