April 21, 2021
Jn 6: 35-40
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to me I will never drive away; for I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day.”
New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.
I am the bread of life
Jesus said, “I am the bread of life, whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” As a young adult, my relationship with God was one based on the premise of punishment and reward. I thought that adhering to God’s commandments results in eternal life in heaven while in sinning, my punishment will be a life in purgatory or hell.
As an adult, I seek to surrender my life to God and seek Jesus to quench my thirst for the truth with his teachings in the hope that one day I will be in his presence. I ask the Holy Spirit for guidance in carrying out the mission of the Church. I have found my happiness in nurturing my relationship with God.
—Melissa Andrade is the academic vice principal at St. John’s College in Belize.
Lord, I asked that you continue to quench my thirst with your teachings and feed my hungry heart with your infinite love. Amen.
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