Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time—5 August 2018
The crowds and the disciples in John’s Gospel are always getting their wires crossed when they listen to Jesus. They rarely understand his deeper message. They’re like the couple who had been snowbound in Seattle for two weeks. Affectionately they used to call each other ‘husband’ and ‘wife’. They planned to go down to Florida to get some sun. The husband got away from his work one day early and departed for Miami Beach, where he was to meet his wife the next day. They were looking forward to quality time together in the bright sunshine. Unfortunately, there was some sort of mix up at the boarding gate, and the husband was told he would have to wait for the overnight redeye special.