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Today’s Readings – Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Commentary on 2 Kings 4:42-44; Ephesians 4:1-6; John 6:1-15



God takes care of his people. That is the message coming across loud and clear in today’s readings. He feeds them not only with material food ("not on bread alone...") but with everything they need for a fully human life lived in close union with God, the Source and Goal of all life.

In search of Jesus

We were due to read Mark’s account of the feeding of the 5,000 people by Jesus but instead we are reading the version from the Gospel of John which serves as an introduction for a long discourse on Jesus as the Bread of Life. And, in fact, we will be staying with the 6th chapter of John’s Gospel for the next five Sundays (17th to 21st Sundays inclusive).*

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Yesterday’s Readings – No Commentary for Today's Readings

The commentaries written by Fr Frank Doyle SJ on the daily readings in Living Space are a wonderfully rich resource for us all.  Fr Doyle, however, did not write a commentary on every daily reading and unfortunately we do have any commentary for this reading today.
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