26-Sep-2021 | Week 39 - 2021
John 6:32-35
The True Bread from Heaven
Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” Then they said to Him, “Lord, give us this bread always.” And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
Commentary
Our Lord made bread in plenty from just a little bread in the desert and changed water into wine at Cana. He first sought to accustom their mouths to His bread and His wine until the time would come for Him to give them His blood as well as His body. He allowed them to taste a superabundance of transitory bread and wine, so that He might excite them to a superabundance of His living body and blood. He gave them these lesser things without money so that they might know that this supreme gift was free. He gave them freely those things that they would have been able to buy from Him at a price.

~ St Ephraim the Syrian

Prayer
My heavenly provider, as You have rained down Manna for the Israelites, You now rain down heavenly bread. You give us our daily bread, a symbol of true life, new life to those who believe. I no longer want to rely on earthly food leading to earthly hunger, come fulfil me such that I may never hunger or thirst again.