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Acts of the Apostles 6:1-7
Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19
John 6:16-21
In Acts 6: 1-7, the apostles call on the community of disciples to se-
lect persons for a ministry, ˈto wait at table,ˉ a ministry that required
reputable disciples ˈfilled with the Spirit and wisdomˉ thus indicating
its importance and challenges. The Psalmist prays in the Spirit and
wisdom, ˈLord, let your mercy be upon us, as we place our trust in
you.ˉ John 6: 16-21 teaches that disciples in need of mercy should
place their trust in Jesus when beset by a stormy and dark sea.
In the verses proceeding John 6:16-21, Jesus fed the 5000 bread
and fish, a sign that Jesus works are God˅s works, calling us to faith.
In the verses following John 6: 16-12, Jesus proclaims himself as the
bread of life. Between the Jesus who miraculously feeds the multitude
and the Jesus who pro-
claims himself as the
Christ who promises
eternal life, there is a
stormy sea of darkness
his disciples experience
even though embarked
on familiar waters.
Did their experience of
Jesus as the light of