In our Gospel reading for the day, John 6:25-35, Jesus tells his disciples, “Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life.” Jesus advised they need only to believe in Him to receive that which will sustain them.
Bread only quells hunger for a day. But the bread of heaven gives life to the world, fully and eternally. When broken, the bread of heaven is a symbol of welcome and hospitality, of community and giving.
Pastor Beth reminds us that each of us is a gift, and that it is sometimes too easy to forget that. So, together each Sunday we share a meal of remembrance, the bread from heaven, to affirm the gifts we are and the gifts we have been given as loved children of God.
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