3rd Week of Easter : Thursday, 18th April 2024

Daily Word Of God

John 6:44-51

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 for ever; 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 God proclaims that those who believe in Him will gain eternal life. However, this treasure and gift of eternal life is often not appreciated and overshadowed by our pursuit of worldly treasures.
  • The only constant and unchanging reality in this transient world is God’s deep love for us all and Jesus’ deepest desire is for us to be with Him eternally.
  • When we truly believe in Jesus’ Good News of salvation, we will have the freedom and power to face life whatever the challenges. This is because our focus in life would be the promise of our eternal life with God!