Third Thursday of Easter Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Third Thursday of Easter Time May 9, 2019 WORD of the DAY Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died; this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” (John 6: 47-51) How shall I live this Word? Those who eat of it has eternal life; they live as God’s children and will rise on the last day. He does not say that we will not have to submit to physical death, but that this will be followed by resurrection…living forever! Eternal life, which is already possessed by those who eat of Him, is the communion of love with Him. Far from interrupting this, death fully accomplishes it. Risen Lord, we need Your living Bread! The Voice of Benedict XVI Pope Emeritus We need this Bread to face the fatigue and...

Third Tuesday of Easter

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Third Tuesday of Easter, April 17, 2018 WORD of the DAY     So, they said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always. 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”.  (John 6: 34-35)   How shall I live this Word? Despite Jesus’ desire for the crowd to understand the sign of the bread in its essential meaning, the request still remains on a totally material level.  So, the Teacher corrects them and explains it again.  “I am the bread of life”.  It is an existential nourishment that takes away hunger from things and goods that are superfluous. “Whoever comes to me will never hunger”. It is the complete satisfaction of our most radical needs.  It is the source of a happiness that takes away the thirst for water that is murky and deluding.  It is the promise of a gift that endures and endures forever.  It is the simple and profound gift of a God who becomes bread for our life.  In my prayer today, I will say: Grant Lord that I may always...