Tag Archives: The Eucharist

Bible 1 Yr – Day 325 – Feed My Lambs

Today we read the last chapter of John’s Gospel. Not surprisingly, he ends with some even more striking parallels. It starts off with a seemingly innocuous statement by Peter, “I’m going fishing.” It’s not surprising he is going fishing, a … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 323 – The Crucifixion

Today we read John’s account of the Crucifixion. Again, when reading John it is important to remember that his Gospel is written last and he has the added benefit of years and is writing, in part, to preserve certain specific … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 321 – Quid est veritas?

Today we read Pilate’s famous statement, “What is truth?” It is an important statement. Pilate is the governor of Judea, the ruler who is responsible for thousands of people’s lives, yet to him truth is fungible. Of course, the statement … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 320 – Jesus Prays

Today we read Jesus’ prayer in the garden of Gethsemane that he prays just before his arrest. There are some important aspects to focus on and take note of. First, it is important to understand Jesus’ first petition to the … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 317 – The Promise of the Holy Spirit

Today we read John chapter 14. I think it is one of the most difficult but most engaging chapters in the Bible. One reason it is difficult is because Jesus keeps switching between the Father, Himself, and the Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 314 – Holy Week

Today John brings us to the beginning of the end. Several things to notice: Chapter 12 starts with John telling us it is six (6) days before the Passover. Recall, this is the 3rd Passover John has highlighted for us. … Continue reading

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Day 303 – The Bread of Life Discourse (Part 2)

Today we continue with the Bread of Life Discourse. John explicitly identifies the problem the Jews had with what Jesus was saying: The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, “I am the bread which came down from heaven.” … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 302 – The Bread of Life Discourse (Part 1)

Today we begin our reading of John 6 and the Bread of Life Discourse, one of the richest passages in the bible. First, notice how the discourse begins, “On the next day….” This has several implications. Within the context of … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr -Day 301 – The Feeding the Five Thousand (Redux)

Today we read John’s version of the feeding of the 5,000 with the loaves and the fishes. Remember that together with the Resurrection the feeding of the 5,000 is the only miracle that is recounted in all four Gospels. John … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 294 – The Wedding Feast of Cana

Today we read one of the most famous scenes of the New Testament. It is story of Jesus at a wedding with his disciples. It is the occasion of his first public known miracle. From the outset the words John … Continue reading

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