18th SUNDAY of the YEAR: THE LOOK OF FAITH

18th SUNDAY of the YEAR: THE LOOK OF FAITH


The phenomenon of the quails, which are coming from the north to Sinai to rest and continue their emigration to the south, can be completely natural, as at the crucial moment, the people of Israel starving in the desert, receives a heaven-sent meaning.

The same can be said for the “manna” which according to certain interpreters, this could be the salt tree, that its grains have a big provisioning value. However the most important isn’t to define the nature, but how the human can understand the religious meaning.

This religious aspect of the events makes Moses to say, “You can see, I will wet on you bread from the sky (….).This is the bread, which the Lord offers to you to eat”.