09 May John 6:27 (non-perishable Bread of Life)
“Do not work for food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.” John 6:27
Rich’s Reflections: In the Gospel today, Jesus addresses the crowd who seeks for Him in Capernaum following the miracle in which He fed 5,000. Jesus says, “Do not work for food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life which the Son of Man will give you.” Jesus knows the main motive of the people, which was to get free food. There is nothing wrong with seeking food. All living things including humans need food for survival. However, humanity has a higher purpose of living than survival. All food will spoil; and all men that eat the food will only survive until the time they die. Why foolishly put all our time in working for the things temporal without spending time thinking about the things eternal? True non-perishable things in life come from God’s love working in us and not through human effort alone. Being a loving spouse, a caring parent, a devoted friend, a helping hand for someone in need. These signs of love last, because they are nourished by the food that gives us life…Christ Himself. Lord, may I realize that only You can satisfy my hunger. May Your love work through me to provide nourishing food for others. Amen.
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion, Spiritual Adoption, Alpha Center, Peters family (JP). Add Prayers on our website. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, LIFE Runners, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. Pachomius
Faith Quote: “Live simply so that others may simply live.” – Mother Teresa
* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, changing us & helping others. Fast from things that take your eyes off Jesus. Those who pray together stay together, and close to God!
* Save Unborn (& family): Abortion reality (images)…#1 death cause (23% pregnancies). Prov 24:11 & Jer 1:5. “A great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish.” Mother Teresa.
* Evangelize:Make room for unbelievers & re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Matt 28:19.