+ Monday: John 4:27-54 +
Contemplation [verse 34]
For how can the soul enjoy a banquet more wisely than through good works … “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me”. It is with this food that people rejoice as they get equipped with the amazing knowledge, and which teaches them to climb up to the heavenly pleasures. Then they are able to comprehend the extent of such joy, the purity it implies and which the mind can understand. Therefore may we eat the bread of wisdom and get filled and satiated with the Word of God. For the life of man, which has been created in the image of God, is not fulfilled by bread alone “but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (Matt.4:4).
+ Fr Tadros Malaty
In the times when I feel spiritually empty, what can I do? Often, we distract ourselves from this feeling, with food, with binge-watching, or study, or sports, or gossiping, or music, or hanging out with friends. Learning from Christ’s actions, what should I do instead to fill this spiritual hunger?