Never Hungry Again

Reading for Sunday: John 6:24-35

Bread of the earth brings hunger again—but not Jesus, the Bread of Heaven. Receive in faith. For St. John, “to believe,” means, “to adhere to Jesus.” If you cling to Jesus on the cross, he will draw you up in resurrection.

For the Fourth Evangelist, “the last day” is Good Friday, the sixth day of the old creation. Then there is the Sabbath, followed by the first day of the week of the new creation, Resurrection Sunday.

Dwell on this immense fact: Christ calls you to live in a New Creation. All the “old stuff” that tends to stick like glue to your spirit, has really died and lost its power. Do not give any more power to what is already dead!

The Reading for Today

Daily Bible Breaths

Version for Children and Families

This is the tenth of thirteen weeks in the season of Pentecost, Year B.
Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from
The Revised Common Lectionary.
We are reading from the Gospel of Mark until the First Sunday in Advent.

4 thoughts on “Never Hungry Again

  1. When I first read the title of this post, the image that popped to mind was of Scarlett O’Hara, proclaiming that she’d never be hungry again. The second thought I had was that that wasn’t really an appropriate analogy. My third thought was wait a minute, it’s not so bad after all! That was certainly a transitional moment for Scarlett… And that is what is being called for here! Whatever the old stuff, it is indeed time to put it behind us and live anew!


  2. Bread and water… bread… water… life…

    We sometimes read or hear about prisoners being fed nothing but bread and water, a form of starvation that keeps them alive. But then I think about it deeper.

    Bread and water… water… bread… life…

    Water, the source of life, the main component of blood, the main component of wine. Water, what Jesus uses in his first miracle, what he asks for from the woman at the well. Living water, what Jeremiah tells us the Lord is the fountain of, what Jesus offers the woman at the well.

    Bread, what Jesus feeds the crowds, what he breaks and instructs the disciples to do in remembrance of him. Jesus is the bread of life.

    In Jesus we will never thirst or hunger again. In Jesus we will never die..


  3. If bread and water are the “basics” to life, then Jesus takes these basics and transforms them into being some even more basic: feeding and drinking on the source of life–our Christ.


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