I Am the Bread of Life

Text: John 6:41-51

Reflection and Question: Jesus in the Gospel of John is a very confident man who knows who He is, where He came from and what He is to do. Jesus’ claim to be “the bread of life come down from heaven” was controversial when He said it, causing loud complaint against Him. Jesus’ response is persuasive today, as it was then: that God, whom He knows as Father, sent Him and God determines who will follow Him. Those who have faith in Him understand the symbolism of the bread from heaven and receive in Jesus God’s nourishing gift of life. How do you see Jesus as the bread of life?

Prayer: Holy Jesus, our greatest desire is that God, Your Father, has drawn us to You and that You will raise us up on the last day. Give us the grace to know You as the bread of heaven and to know how to eat of this bread so that we may live forever. Amen.

This meditation is based on the Daily Lectionary Year 2 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).