“I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry.”
– John 6:35
Christ is the true Bread – He is to the soul what bread is to the body. He nourishes and supports our spiritual life. Jesus is the food of our souls.
Bread nourishes only by the powers of a living body, but Christ – the living Bread – nourishes by His own power. He is the Bread which came down from heaven – the Divine origin of all the good which flows to us through Him. Christ is our “daily Bread”.
“Like the manna for the people of Israel, for every Christian generation the Eucharist is the indispensable nourishment that sustains them as they cross the desert of this world, parched by the ideological and economic systems that do not promote life but rather humiliate it. It is a world where the logic of power and possessions prevails rather than that of service and love; a world where the culture of violence and death is frequently triumphant.
Yet Jesus comes to meet us and imbues us with certainty: He Himself is “the Bread of life”” – Pope Benedict XVI
I know that You are present, here with me now, O Lord,
and I bow my head to worship You.
I draw close to You, that You may draw near to me.
I long to please You. Lord;
I need You.
You are my Bread of life;
You are my daily Bread.
Thank You for Your promise,
for Your blessing,
that when we come to You we will never go hungry. Never!
Nourish me with Your Bread of life, O Lord,
that I will never stop seeking You
with all my heart, my soul, my mind, and with all my strength!
I thank You and I praise You.