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April 20, 2023
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Friday April 21st: Meeting needs

“Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were sitting there; he then did the same with the fish, distributing as much as they wanted.”

John 6: 1 – 15

An important aspect of our Easter life is to ‘do this in memory of me’. When Jesus sat at table with the disciples for the Last Supper, he took bread and the cup, and he said we must ‘do this in memory of me’. Naturally we think of the Eucharist.

John’s Eucharistic teaching does not come at the end of his gospel, in the way the synoptic gospels put it. Instead, it is placed here, in chapter 6, beginning with the multiplication of the loaves.

The thing to note is, Jesus purposefully gave us His Body and His Blood as Eucharistic food. That follows on from what today’s passage says. He asked Philip where they could get enough bread for everyone, but as a test. Jesus knew exactly what he was going to do.

The Lord always knows exactly what He is going to do. Every time we “do this in memory of me”, Jesus gives us the Eucharist. We can trust the Lord to give us exactly what we need every time.