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Jesus is the Bread of Life

posted Aug 2, 2018, 8:31 PM by Church of the Risen Christ   [ updated Aug 2, 2018, 8:32 PM ]
5 August 2018 ( 18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME )

Jesus is the Bread of Life
Jesus was extremely popular, having performed miraculous wonders and taught spiritual truths with authority. After feeding a crowd of 5,000 with only 5 loaves and 2 fishes, and walking on the waters of a lake, many wanted Him as their earthly King and Provider. But Jesus sought to make matters clear. He told them to work for food that endures for eternal life, which only He can give. He told them to do God's will by believing in the One whom God had sent: Jesus, Himself. And the He is the Bread of Life, i.e. He is essential for spiritual life! Believing in Jesus means placing our faith in Him that He is who He says He is, that He is true to His word and that He is the only One who is able to save. With his redemptive death on the cross, He satisfies our longing to be made righteous and acceptable to God. As believers of Christ, let us discard the useless ways of this world and follow Him in uprightness and holiness, lifting up our praises and needs to Him in trusting love and fidelity.