19 Aug 2018 Sunday 20B (COCU 52B)

(John 6:51-58)
The manna of old,
‘that which your ancestors ate’,
was good for a day.

Daily bread goes stale
but Jesus, the living bread,
revives and sustains.

Eating and drinking,
metaphors of living, faith,
sacrament and more.
        Jeff Shrowder, 2018
More for Sunday 20B …

(Jesus has been talking about bread for three weeks now, and there’s one more to come. My guess is that most preachers – and many hearers – will have some sympathy for the wilderness sojourners who survived on manna for so long.)