The Importance of Unity in the Church

In this week’s Encountering the Word video for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jeff Cavins celebrates the unity Catholics have in the Eucharist as he reflects upon the Gospel story about Jesus feeding the five thousand.

First Reading: 2 Kings 4:42-44
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 145:10-11, 15-16, 17-18
Second Reading: Ephesians 4:1-6
Alleluia: Luke 7:16
Gospel: John 6:1-15

Meet Jeff Cavins

Jeff Cavins is passionate about helping people understand Scripture and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Though he was born Catholic, Jeff went to Bible school and served as a protestant minister for twelve years before reverting to the Catholic Faith. Jeff then received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, he has become a leading Catholic evangelist and author.

Jeff created The Bible Timeline learning system, which revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for millions of Catholics. Since its introduction, Jeff has developed The Great Adventure series of Bible studies to help people better understand Sacred Scripture and its meaning for their lives.