19 Jul

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Another “story within a story,” but this week’s reading skips the “inner story.”  The story of the disciples' return from their mission (last week) and continuation in ministry with Jesus is "interrupted" by the feeding of the 5000. That story appears in the lectionary next week—and several weeks to come-- from John's gospel. For this week, consider how the story of the mission activities of Jesus and the disciples (teaching on one shore, healing on the other) relate to the "centerpiece" of the feeding. (Mark 6:30-34, 53-56)



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