Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Psalms, Chapter 111, verse 5:
5 He gives food to those who fear him, he remembers his covenant forever.

This is probably a reference to the manna in the desert, which elsewhere is seen as a type of the Eucharist.  In the Gospel of John Christ states, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.” So the disciples said to one another, “Could someone have brought him something to eat?” Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to finish his work. (John 4: 32-34).

 We like our Lord should have the same desire to build the Kingdom of God; to create a New Jerusalem in our home, at our work and in our communities. Our Lord asks that we prepare ourselves for the work by eating the food he gives us which is the new covenant.

We need this food to create a change in us from the old man to become sons of God in and through Christ which is the new covenant of His blood.

Those who love him frequent Mass and take the food He gives them through His Priests.  For this is real food indeed.  It is not food to give pleasure to the body but it is intended by God to give joy to the soul.  According to the late Bishop Fulton Sheen, "You can quickly become tired of pleasures, but you can never tire of joys."  Joy comes by finding God. You cannot satisfy a soul with husks![1]  Have you like the prodigal son been desiring to feed on the husks of the swine? Return to the Father today!



[1] Fulton Sheen, Finding True Happiness.

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