What is so special about bread? Jesus is the Bread of Life and explains more in the Gospel this week. (John 6) Whoever believes in Jesus will have eternal life. Wouldn’t you be like, what? He says it’s not like the manna they got in the dessert. You can get bread anywhere (just pick a store). Maybe you have a favorite kind. You love the way it smells as it browns in the toaster. You cover it with butter or jelly. And it’s not only chewy but melts sweetly in your mouth. Can you smell it? Can you taste it?
Jesus says that He is the Bread of Life. Totally different. Not like any other bread! So will you miss it? Are you too busy to go to Mass? This is the Bread for the journey. Make this a power week! Fuel up!
St. Paul tells us to be imitators of God and a fragrant aroma. (Eph 4) Another metaphor. Empty all your anger, shouting and bitterness. Clean house. Be kind, compassionate and forgiving. How can you be a breath of fresh air this week?
How can you be like Jesus and bring life?