Monday, May 01, 2006

Apply Within and be Fed

“Amen, amen, I say to you, you are looking for me
not because you saw signs
but because you ate the loaves and were filled.
Do not work for food that perishes
but for the food that endures for eternal life,
which the Son of Man will give you.
John 6:26-27

Amazingly, we do just that today. Jesus mentioned to the people who went looking for him, it is not because of the signs they saw, but because he filled them with the bread. The source of fulfillment. Today are we also looking for signs because they are given, or are we seeking fulfillment with the bread, the food that endures for eternal life? We will always find Jesus present in the Eucharist, where his Risen Body is.

Jesus was telling them that day, to work for eternal life, where we will always flourish. It is hard work to follow Jesus, harder than any job we will ever have, a job that has lifetime benefits, eternal reward. Imagine working our way up the ladder of success, we could become CEO's of God's kingdom. Since God is the owner, we could strive to be president of this heavenly job. Sounds too good to be true, maybe so, it's worth trying for if you ask me. All applicants will be considered for the position, no one will be turned down.

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