In last week’s Gospel we read John’s account of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fish. At the end of it we hear that Jesus left to get away from the crowds because he knew they wanted to make him king.
This week we see them follow him to Capernaum and when they catch up with him and they begin questioning him. he replies. In the dialogue that follows from this point, John slowly teases out how Jesus presents himself as the ‘Bread of Life’ and describes what that means and the ramifications of what he says. It is divided over a few weekends at this time of the year when Mark’s Gospel is the main Sunday Gospel. This year one section of it will be skipped because the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated on a Sunday.