Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
July 22, 2018
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
August 5, 2018

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

 

Our gospel for this tenth Sunday after Pentecost, though it is a very simple story, can be read in a few different ways. First, there’s the most obvious: there is a miracle of feeding. And this is not the first time that God has chosen to show God’s self in such a way. When the people of Israel were hungry in the wilderness, God sent that strange substance—manna—to feed them in their transition of time. Our first reading is the telling of a miracle performed by Elisha, in which he, very similarly to Jesus, puts loaves of barley before a huge crowd and they are miraculously fed and have more than enough. [To hear the entire sermon, click on the arrow above.]