The crowd in our Gospel Lesson for this morning are, evidently, the same group who had been fed the day before when Jesus miraculously fed 5,000 people from five loaves of bread and two fish.
Jesus reminds us, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty again.”
Jesus is offering us HIMSELF for the salvation of our souls!!! He is offering us HIMSELF in order to satisfy the hunger, the thirst, the empty void in our life that every single one of us have. And when we do not fill that empty void with Jesus, we fill it with something else—the pursuit of money, drugs, attention, power—all these things spoil with time. Jesus is offering Himself to us as the spiritual food that will fill our deepest needs.
The only thing that lasts for eternity is JESUS HIMSELF. And in accepting Jesus we enter into an intimate relationship with Him.
We are not only to follow Him, we are to consume Him…as the Bread of Life……as He becomes part of us, Him in us and us in Him.
Let us share in the Eucharist as part of our Communion with Christ, our Bread of Life. And as you go out, go out in His name!
Your friend & Vicar, Kofe