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Looking More Closely at the Word
18th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
August 1, 2021
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al

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

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The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

The Bread of Labor

It is a great effort for us to let go of the illusion that we can ultimately feed or save ourselves. But this faith is precisely what Christ requires of us.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Faith = Believing In Jesus

People come looking for Jesus but for the wrong reason: they don’t want to miss out if he is going to offer more to eat.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


Jesus said to the people: “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me shall never hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” He did not say “the bread of bodily nourishment,” but “the bread of life.”

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Bread and Faith

The realities of human food life and biblical imagery help us grasp the power of Jesus’ assertion that he is the true bread from heaven.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

First Jesus promises as Son of man to give the bread of eternal life, but later he says, “I am the bread of life.”

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