Thought of the Day April 9, 2024 Nourished by the word

By 10:23 AM

 Jesus told the people of his day: "I am the Bread of life." He feeds us through his Word and through the gift of his Body and Blood. Recall when Jesus was tempted to turn stones into bread to satiate his hunger. Jesus responded, "Not by bread alone, but by the word of God." Mere physical food will satisfy the body. The spiritual food of God's word will nourish the soul for eternal life. In rejecting Satan, Jesus was choosing to obey God's will and live by his word. Jesus said at the Last Supper, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him." Listening and acting on the Word of God prepares us to receive the gift of his life through the reception of Eucharist. How attentive are we to God's Word at Mass? Do we regularly nourish our minds and hearts by reading and reflecting on God's life-giving word? 

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