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Proper 12

2 Kings 4. 42-44
Ephesians 3: 14-21
John 6: 1-21

The story of the feeding of the five thousand is found in all four Gospels, making it one of the best attested of Jesus’s miracles. John’s Gospel sometimes uses memories and stories that clearly come from different sources from the ones used by the other three Gospels. So this episode of miraculous feeding must be one that was told in pretty well all the early Christian witness to Jesus. It might very well have been regularly retold in a eucharistic setting, as the way Jesus breaks the bread and gives thanks would be a good way into teaching about the eucharistic meal, and Jesus’s self-breaking on the cross...

Taken from Lectionary Reflections – Year B by Jane Williams

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