Posted by: livingscripture | April 26, 2012

Third Thursday of Easter

From the Word of the Day

“I am the bread of life.”

                                                       (John6: 48)

                                                                                                                                  

How should we live this Word 

Jesus said anyone who eats of the bread He gives will live forever.  Whoever believes in Jesus and tries to live the precept of fraternal love, the key of salvation, is living a life that is human and divine.  Such a

life is simply one that is proper to human nature and divine because Jesus has made us children of the heavenly Father and He is His Son.  Giving His life on the cross for us was a salvific action.  In addition, Jesus wanted to give us a daily gift that is ever new.  Just as fresh bread on our table each day insures our sustenance, so too the Eucharist is a continual and perennial memorial of the mystery of Jesus, of His passion, death, and resurrection.  It is truly the Bread that insures eternal life if we nourish ourselves with it in faith and love.

Bread of life is an expression containing the precious truth that redeems us from the grayness of a meaningless life.  Bread of life is the horizon of life that opens to us and vibrates the cords of our heart!  Bread of life bought at the cost of  His broken Body and the shedding of His Blood.  Bread of life which redeems us from death, from every vain death of our existence.

Today in my pause for silent contemplation, I will ponder this blest Bread that Jesus
wants to give me each day.

Jesus, do not let me be overcome by heaviness or habit with my compromises.  Nourish me with Yourself, Jesus, so that You may live in me and I in You. 

The voice of Mother Maria Candida of the Eucharist, Carmelite

If you are seeking a lever to lift you or a spark to light you up, turn with all your ardor to the Divine Eucharist.


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