Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The readings for Sunday, August 2:

In this week’s Gospel lesson, and for the next few weeks, Jesus tells his followers about the true bread from heaven: “I am the bread of life.” The reflection on this week’s text comes from Alan Brehm, a pastor of the Presbyterian church in Nebraska:

For further contemplation, here is a visual art piece relating to today’s readings and reflection.  It is an image by Johannes Vermeer called “The Milkmaid”.

The Milkmaid

Vermeer is a Dutch painter from the 17th century.  Dutch art of this era explored the beauty of the simple things in life as well as human fragility and mortality.  For more on this artwork see ArtWay.eu.

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