November 21, 2010 on John 6:25-35. Jesus makes the "I am" statement saying he is the bread of life come down from heaven. The crowd kept wanting bread that perishes, or a sign (although Jesus had performed many). What do we ask from Jesus that we are asking for the wrong thing?
The children of Israel in the wilderness found that if they hoarded the manna, it would spoil. When we hoard Jesus, try to keep Jesus just to ourselves, without sharing with others, we find that we are spiritually empty, even though we know where to find the bread of life. How do we hoard Jesus?
This thanksgiving, as we give thanks, let us also ask how we are, as the body of Christ in the world, to be bread of life for others.