We continue with the sixth chapter of John: where Jesus says: “I am the bread of life.” First of all whenever Jesus uses the words “I am” he is always claiming to be God.
Just as we need to eat food in order to sustain our natural life, we also need food to sustain our spiritual life. I think for many this has become so routine that we barely give it a second thought. What does it mean for us to receive Jesus in the consecrated bread which is his body and the consecrated wine which is his blood?
Do we see this as becoming one with Jesus? Do we see this as a sacrament that fortifies us so that we may live a Christian life? Do we believe the promise that Jesus makes that we will never be hungry nor ever be thirsty, if we feed on the bread of life?
What is the deep hunger in your life? What do you feel that you are missing out on and if only you had it your life would be complete?
I think a great thing for all of us to do is to pick up our Bibles and read the entire sixth chapter that we are listening to these Sundays and see what it is saying about our lives?
I love you!