The crowd wanted proof to believe in Jesus. He responded, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger.” As followers of Jesus Christ, as extensions of him, and persons made in the image of God, we too can say that we are the bread of life. How can this be?

First, we must partake of the Bread of Life. “Lord/ when you arrive/ we’ll be light/ bread and water/ the table is set and the door ajar/ come and be seated among us” (Said). Then we must feed others in the way Jesus fed them—with real food. Is my almsgiving of Lent continuing in this Easter Season? And then there is the food that doesn’t perish—my compassion, my kind words, and acts that stem from a heart that has always kept the door ajar to let God come in to sit with me.

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