Sunday's Gospel (John) picks up from last Sunday's Gospel. It's the next part of the bread of life discourse. Where Jesus calls Himself the bread of life.
Jesus makes the connection to Exodus (last week's first reading), where God's people are fed with bread from heaven. And we would expect Jesus to connect His own miracles of feeding to God's miracles of feeding in the Old Testament. But that's not what happens.
Jesus makes the connection - to Himself. By calling Himself the bread of life. And when people get confused and upset by this, Jesus tells them exactly what He means.
The explanation? No parables, no comparisons. Jesus gets literal, and drops the most Catholic thing ever.
Even more Catholic than this guy.
More on this tomorrow.