Sunday, August 5, 2012

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

"I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst." Is Jesus just some supernatural version of quail and manna? Believe in him and he will give you an unlimited supply? That sort of exchange is still about seeking "food that perishes." If we want "the food that endures for eternal life," we need to dig a bit deeper. Perhaps he is saying to us: believe in me and in the love that sent me, and hunger, thirst, even existence itself will melt away to reveal something else far grander that endures forever.