Blessed and broken the Lord feeds us

Last week, when I celebrated Mass in the 803 year old private chapel of Lilienfelderhof at Pfaffstatten with the Galbraith family (as one does on holidays) we found ourselves in Mark’s gospel with the disciples needing time away from the hustle and rush of ministry, so they head across the lake to be by themselves – only to find the crowd waiting for them there on the eastern shore.

Rather than continuing the story from Mark, for the next five weeks we interrupt the normal cycle to read from the extraordinarily rich sixth chapter of the Gospel of John. As John relates the sign of the feeding of the multitude, taking place as the crowds converge on a high mountain, he offers us delightful clues that this is all ultimately about the Eucharist.

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Recorded at St Paul’s, 5.30pm

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