August 12, 2018 Sunday
Gospel: Jn 6: 41-51
“I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me, will never hunger and whoever believes in me will never thirst.”
Extra rice is life! Coffee is life! Ramen is life! Food is life! And many more… Insert all our favorite food and meals. Indeed, food gives us life!
In our gospel, Jesus spoke to the Jews as the one giving life to them. He is the bread of life that will ease the hunger and quench the thirst of all.
Like to the Jews, Jesus provides us our food. He is our food when we feel hopeless and lifeless. When life takes away the nutrients and energy from ourselves, Jesus presents himself to us as our source of life.
Mama Mary, pray for us as we receive the gift of the Eucharist today, receive Jesus as our living bread, the one who nourishes our heart and soul. Amen.
Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.