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Melanie Coddington

July 26, 2021, by Melanie Coddington
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Ex 16:2-4, 12-15; Ps 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54; Eph 4:17, 20-24; Jn 6:24-35   This Sunday’s first reading, psalm and Gospel intertwine seamlessly, telling one story about God’s steadfast love and reliable care for people. The currency of God’s providence is “bread from heaven.” We begin in Exodus, where the newly chosen people of God test God with their grumbling. They direct their complaint to Moses and Aaron, saying, “Would that we had died at the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, as we sat by our fleshpots and ate our fill of bread! But YOU had to lead us into this desert to make the whole community die of famine!” It seems…
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