Readings: John 6
Whichever size it comes, it is: that which feeds us, and gives us life.
There is a difference between life that is perishable, and life that is Eternal.
Jesus is the one that is the True Bread. He is the one thing that truly and wholly satisfies and nourishes; he is the source of Life that is Eternal.
How is this? Because of the promise he makes us; a promise that is rooted in the Goodness and love of God, and not in anything we are, we do, or could be. That’s called grace.
A gift and promise to undeserving people because of God’s goodness.
We all eat of breads that are not the bread of life. We search for life in places that don’t give it—that promise life but don’t deliver real life. We search in popularity, our careers, money, accumulation of wealth. But they all give an empty life—a life that parishes, just like manna, just like pitas and wraps.
It is the bread of life, Jesus Christ, alone that provides real sustenance. In him we find life that lasts the ages.
We find community; community with God and with God’s people. We find a kind of love and support that begins and ends in God’s love for us—love that begins and ends in Grace.
We find a love that moves from God, to us, to one another, and then to the whole world…For God so loved the whole world, that God gave the bread of life, so that all may have Life that is Eternal.
Jesus said, “all who see the Son and believe into him may have life that is Eternal.” So,
Believe the Good News.
Hold fast to God’s reality, God’s love for you and for the world.
Jesus is here, for you in bread and wine.
God is here, for the life of the world.
To freely, grace-fully, give you a life in Christ that is powerful now, and that is Eternal.