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.
August 19, 2018 – Sunday
Gospel: John 6:51-58
"I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world."
We heard many stories of well-off people yet feeling unsatisfied. We are in constant search for that piece that would make us fulfilled and complete in many ways - social media, affirmation, positions, money, etc. Jesus exactly knows this. He hungers for our own hunger that is why He came down from Heaven as a living bread. He desires to feed us a fulfilled life that no one can take away from us.
Today, we can ask ourselves: What is my hunger? Peace of mind? restored relationship? Affirmation? Recognize Jesus' hunger for it and allow Him to feed you with His own life and love.
Mother Mary, may we keep our eyes on Jesus - the one who can truly satisfy our hunger of a fulfilled life.