reflections based on scripture, thoughts, ideas, comparisons, life lessons, etc.
April 23, 2012 Acts 6: 8-15; John 6: 22-29
They are looking for an earthly king … for bodily food … but what they are missing is … He is offering heavenly food … eternal life.
They don’t get it … they can’t see beyond the physical … they miss seeing Jesus as the One sent by God to fill their souls … to get them to change … to get them to think about God … to get them to do the works of God.
In today’s first reading we see Stephen who does “get it”! Stephen believes in Jesus … and Stephen does the works of God … in fact … He does God’s work so well that he pays with his life!
So … where do we stand? Where do we look to find Jesus? What kind of Jesus are we expecting to encounter?
Jesus makes it clear that we can only get the Bread of Life from Him … the One sent by the Father.
Faithfulness to hearing God’s Word in Scripture and receiving Eucharist nourishes us and helps us recognize Jesus as the One sent by the Father to bring us salvation.
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