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Study of the Readings

Joyce Ann Zimmerman, ed.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
Experience

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The Word Encountered

John
Kavanaugh, S. J.

We work for food. We work hard. We get money for our work. And money? It has been known at times as “bread.”

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The highlight of this passage is faith, or more precisely as John states it: believing in Jesus.

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Thoughts from the
Early Church


Edith Barnecut, O.S.B., ed.

Commentary: Theophylact

Our Lord refers to himself as the true bread not because the manna was something illusory, but because it was only a type and a shadow, and not the reality it signified.

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Preparing for Sunday

Larry
Gillick, S. J.

There is nothing we can personally do to make God love us more—nor less.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Is Christ the bread of heaven already in the incarnation or only in the Eucharist?

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