The Bread Of Life


The daily Gospel readings of late have all been about the bread of life. It reminds me that there is more to life than just my physical existence. There is more to food and eating than just the bread to keep us alive. There is also the Bread of Life. We have a physical existence that will eventually end. We have a spiritual existence that will go on forever.

We do physical exercises to keep physically healthy. We also need to do spiritual exercises to keep our spirit alive. There is the life of the spirit and there is life in the Spirit. I know and feel that there is more to my being here than just the seven or eight or even nine decades of my stay here on earth. The earth, in its abundance and fruitfulness, gives me an inkling of what eternal life could be: ever old yet ever new, always changing yet always the same, constantly dying yet instantly alive.

Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.
In fact, He is here, now.

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