“The Life-Giving Bread”
11th Sunday After Pentecost
1 Kings 19:4-8
John 6:35, 41-51
There is an old saying that says, “You are what you eat.” Now, let me ask you, what kind of bread do you often eat? Is it a piece of bread that only satisfies human hunger but not the soul? Or, are you a piece of bread that satisfies the soul and gives life to others?
Brothers and sisters in Christ, Jesus is the Living Bread from Heaven, the One who offered His life for the world and for the salvation of humankind. He wants us to be like Him and to follow His paths in accomplishing the mission entrusted by God. In our decision to take the body of Christ in our lives, we can be “Christ” to someone else who hungers for God. Let us examine ourselves deeply and discern what will challenge us to becoming bread for others. We may still be very much attached to the ways and values of the world. Let us remember that the way to becoming real follower of Christ is to fully embrace Him as the true Bread of Life, in love and in service.