9th May - Jesus the Bread of Life Pt 4
Last week I made the point that Jesus and the gift of himself to us in the Eucharist is the Bread of Life for us now. There is much more however. He goes well beyond the present life. His gift goes into eternity - to eternal life and the Resurrection. “I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever….” (vs 51).  “Anyone who does eat my flesh and drink my blood has eternal life, and I shall raise him up on the last day” (vs54).

These words and the reality they speak of gives us so much hope - a sure hope for the future. This in turn offers hope for our present life as well.

Spend some time this week with our Risen Lord within us speaking to us of what he in the Eucharist offers us.

2nd May - Jesus the Bread of Life Pt 3
As we meet our risen Lord with Faith in prayer, in his Word and in the Eucharist so often, Jesus is truly the Bread of Life for us over our long journey of life.

Jesus sustains our whole person - giving us courage, hope, and meaning in all the situations of our lives. He energises us also to love and to do good.

We become what we eat, as St Augustine said, and so Jesus not only is close and supports us right throughout life, but also we become his hands, his feet, his voice and his heart for others. His Risen presence acts through us as it did through his Apostles and the early Christians.

Spend some quiet time with our Risen Lord this week reflecting on how he is the Bread of Life for us NOW and has been all throughout our lives.