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6, 35: Bread of life…all through this passage, Jesus compares himself to bread. Ordinary bread gives life to the body. He will give life to the whole person. He will give a share of God’s own life to every person.


6, 35: Will never hunger; will never thirst…human beings need food and drink to stay alive. Jesus uses these common human needs to describe how completely he will satisfy people’s everyday desires. God’s self-gift which comes to us in Jesus Christ makes our lives whole and complete in every way. There is nothing more we can want.


6, 40: Raise him on the last day…Jesus came to bring final victory over the kingdom of Satan. Those who are united with Jesus can never be destroyed. The final victory is theirs. They will live with God forever.


John 6: 25-40


25 And when they found him across the sea they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” 26 Jesus answered them and said, Amen, amen, I say to you, you are looking for me not because you saw signs but because you ate loaves and were filled. 27 Do not work for food that perishes but for the food the endures for eternal life, which is the Son of Man will give you. For on him, the Father, God, has set his seal.” 28 So they said to him, “What can we do to accomplish the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent.” 30 So they said to him, “What signs can you do, that we may see and believe in you? 31 Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ “ 32 So Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave the bread fro heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 So they said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” 35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst. 36 But I told you that although you have seen (me), you do not believe. 37 Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, 38 because I came down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me. 39 And this is the will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything of what he gave me, but that I should not lose anything of what he gave, but that I should raise it (on) the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him (on) the last day.”


REFLECTION:


Jesus did not work miracles in order to attract attention. He worked miracles in order to show who he was. In this passage Jesus tries to explain the miracle of


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