Tuesday 20 April 2021

About Today Readings

Acts 7:51 – 8:1. Into your hands, O Lord, I entrust my spirit – Psalm 30(31):3-4, 6-8, 17, 21. John 6:30-35.

It is my Father who gives you the bread from heaven

At the last supper, Jesus wondered whether his apostles would remember his teachings and have the courage to spend the rest of their lives in proclaiming his Good News. So, he takes the bread, blesses it and gives it to them. In this way he would be food for their journey, and food to nourish their faith, hope and love. If we accept Jesus and allow ourselves to grow in love of him, we too will find that he is the ‘bread of life’ for which we hunger. All we need for happiness and fulfillment is found in the teaching and the love of God and the Eucharist. Prayer is a time of being grateful to God for this word of life, and for this bread through which God is close to us. With the bread of life, Lord, the words you held out to your apostles so long ago are still held out to us today. In every Eucharist, you feed us with your own life. Help us to reach out to nourish others.

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