Sunday, February 10, 2008

God does not abandon us to hunger and temptation

Jesus Christ is the true Manna, for he is from heaven and the One who says "The Bread that I shall give is My Flesh, for the life of the world." He gives Himself, the Bread of Life, so that we shall never be abandoned in our hunger alone before the power of Satan. The Father answers our prayer for "daily bread" in the gift of the Son.

Jesus Christ is the Water from the rock. Our thirst for God is satisfied with living water - the fountain welling up to eternal life is the blood and water flowing from the side of Christ as He gives Himself completely on the cross.

Lord, give us this bread to eat always. Be for us the Living Water that promises to satisfy our thirst for God.

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy offers a reflection for The First Sunday of Lent.

Photo by author: Fiumelatte, Lago di Como, Italia.

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