Looking And Not Seeing

Post date: Jul 31, 2015 1:33:41 PM

2 August 2015 (18th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

[Exodus 16:2-4,12-15] [Ephesians 4:17,20-24] [John 6:24-35]

Looking And Not Seeing

They say if you want to achieve something you've never achieved before, you will have to think differently than you've thought before,

and do things you have never done before.

There are two types of people:

The first walk with their eyes constantly fixed to the spot a few feet in front of them. They may never trip on a pothole; but they lack foresight and vision.

The second look far ahead in the distance as they walk. They are able to see things in their proper perspective and know where they are going.

It must have been frustrating for Moses as he tried to lead the Israelites out Egypt. He was trying to lead them out of slavery to freedom and dignity.

But all they did was complain of the hunger and the hardship along the journey; they were not able to envision the Promised Land.

We see the same narrow-mindedness in the Gospel reading.

The people were flocking to Jesus for the bread he was doling out, and not for Jesus himself,

the bread of life come down for heaven to atone for man's sin.