Wednesday, 13 April 2016

I am the Bread of Life

10 Minute Daily Retreat - Read the Daily Gospel with a prayerful heart.
By Christine Coombe (No.195)

Reading: John 6: 35,40
 35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty…"
40 This is indeed the will of my Father that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day.” 

Bread sustains life.  Without nourishment life can’t go on.  A life of fulfilment is possible only through the nourishing relationship of Jesus.  Apart from Him, no one can enter into this new life.  Without Him there may be existence but not life. 

He is the essential bread of life.  The hunger of man ends when we know Christ and through him know the Father.

When we accept Jesus as the Bread of life, we experience a new and deep satisfaction in life – our desperate, inner hunger and thirst disappear.

The heart finds what it was searching for, Who it was searching for, and life ceases to be mere existence but one of peace. 

The greatest news of all is that His nourishment is for all Eternity. On that last day when all things end, He will raise us up.

Read the scripture slowly.
Reflect on its meaning for you. 
Listen for God's voice in the stillness. 
Pray for God's blessing upon you.

 Christine Coombe