Daily Word Of God
Jesus said to the crowd: ‘No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me, and I will raise that person up on the last day. It is written in the prophets: They will all be taught by God; everyone who has listened to the Father, and learnt from him, comes to me. Not that anybody has seen the Father, except him who has his being from God: he has seen the Father.
‘In all truth I tell you, everyone who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate manna in the desert and they are dead; but this is the bread which comes down from heaven, so that a person may eat it and not die.
‘I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- In today’s Gospel Jesus assures us unreservedly that He is the divine “Bread of Life” that offers eternal life with God to all who believe in Him.
- The real life that Jesus is offering us is a new relationship of trust, love, obedience and union with God who created us to love Him forever.
- When we accept Jesus as the Bread of heaven, He will give us the nourishment and strength we need to love and serve Him more. Do you yearn for this bread to sustain you in this life and for all eternity?