Daily Gospel Reflection – Tuesday, May 7

John 6:30-35
The crowd said to Jesus:
“What sign can you do, that we may see and believe in you?
What can you do?
Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, as it is written:

He gave them bread from heaven to eat.”

So Jesus said to them,
“Amen, amen, I say to you,
it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven;
my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven
and gives life to the world.”

So they said to Jesus,
“Sir, give us this bread always.”
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life;
whoever comes to me will never hunger,
and whoever believes in me will never thirst.”

This is where Jesus is starting to teach the dogma about the Eucharist. If God made bread fall from heaven for the Hebrews trapped in the Sinai dessert, so too will he drop bread for everyone else. But the difference this time is that He is the Bread come down from heaven. Everything we do has to be Christ-Eucharistic centered. Jesus is the center of the school! Spiritually through all those that enter, and physically the center of the tabernacle in the chapel. If we can see Jesus present in a piece of bread, how much more should we be able to see him present in each other. If we can treat the Eucharistic bread with such reverence, how can we not extend that same reverence to everyone we encounter. Jesus gives us “bread” and we have to be “bread” for others.

By Mr. Terry Creel, Faculty