Date: 31/07/15, 6th show at 11.21 hours.Location: Brazil, São Paulo, São Paulo
GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN, 6, 24-35The disciples were looking for Jesus. Into the boat and crossed the river to him and asked him (25) "Master when did you get here" ?. 26. "Jesus answered them: verily, verily, I say unto you seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because you ate the loaves and were filled. 27.Work not for the food which perishes, but for that LASTS ETERNAL LIFE, that the Son of Man will give you. For in it God the Father has set his sign."
"29. The work of God is this: to believe in him whom he has sent. ".
The Pharisees questioned the Master. Our fathers ate the manna from heaven. And you who SIGNAL doing? 32. "Jesus answered them," Verily I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven, but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven; 33. because the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. "
"35.Jesus replied: I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE: he that eats of me shall never hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst." (1)
LECTIO DIVINA - A. IN BIGCUORE: Before this passage, Jesus had performed the miracle of the multiplication of Paes, satiated the hunger of 5,000 people.Today, the situation has not changed much. Many people go to various Christian churches to find easy solutions to their difficult problems, and when they find are not questioning God. Such a term we hear a lot, "God has forgotten me"; "God does not listen to my prayers," etc.Many came to hear Jesus to satiate their hunger and understood nothing of the sense that the Master taught them, that is, the meaning of SHARING. Share not only bread that perishes, but especially the bread of the Word of God, the Eucharist is Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and transformed into Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.
Note that we want God to solve our problems, by magic and by the time we want. We forget, however, that God's time is different from human time. The logic of God is quite different from human logic. Always want things easy. There is no Resurrection without the Cross!
The hypocritical Pharisees NOT believe in Jesus as the Son of God. This for them is blasphemy !. The Master knew well their wicked thoughts, so facing vehemently. Jesus broke paradigms in his time, butting heads with the Jewish elite who manipulated the people and the wealth of the temple, as they please. They were afraid of the Master thinking that he would usurp his powers. But Jesus wisely before Pilate says: "My kingdom is not of this world."
Jesus came to fulfill and FULFILLED FAITHFULLY the mission that the Father has entrusted to him, teach TRUE LOVE for all people. Of course, he encountered strong resistance from powerful, but loved us so much that offered to the Father in divine oblation, his whole both human and divine personality, dying in a wood cross.
Let us pray to God so that He gives us forces, physical, emotional and spiritual, to continue firm treading the Way that He Himself taught us the way of true love that leads to eternity!
Amen!Holy and happy Sunday to everyone (as)! Grace and blessings of health, peace and joy in their hearts !.
Source: (1) - Bible Ave Maria, Study Guide, pg. 1,693 / 94. (2) emphasis added
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