Sometimes Jesus is called “The Second Moses.” The idea is that, while the first law came from God through Moses, the more perfect law has been given to us by Jesus. Whatever truth there may be in the title “The Second Moses,” it is also very misleading. In today’s Gospel Lesson, Jesus is trying to draw people away from their fixation on Moses and point them toward the Father who is the Source of everything good. “It was not Moses who gave you bread from the heavens; it is My Father who gives you the real heavenly bread” (Jn.6:32). And then these extraordinary words: “I Myself am the Bread of Life” (Jn.6:35). To understand what this dramatic shift means, we…
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