Today we see Jesus’s example in taking the lowest positions, showing hospitality to the most needy and vulnerable among us. When we follow in this new way of discipleship, competitive dynamics break down and we come to serve others and lift them up.
Today we learn that our well being and that of our neighbor is more interconnected than we realize. We are called to forgive, to love, to share with one another giving ourselves over wholly to the way of Christ.
Even though we do not deserve it, we can come to Jesus humbled, in need of compassion, entirely dependent on His generosity, on His grace and on His mercy.
Today we learn to call ourselves and one another to that hard work of searching ourselves and putting to death that part of our flesh that would keep us from God.
We receive the Bread of Life. All can receive it. Through it, there is hope for life. It is freely given for all and to all.
Jesus comes to nourish us with a food that gives us strength for the journey. His flesh is true food and his blood, true drink. We are invited to journey with Him and into Him becoming the Body of Christ.
When you are in Christ, there are no limits in the ways God will use you. Call upon the name of the Lord and believe that He can transform your life and the lives of others while working in and through you.
In our weakness and in scarcity, we can have hope in Jesus, the Bread of Life. He is enough. We are not chasing after fullness. We are chasing after Christ.
Today we are reminded that in all of the things we have been called to do we are participating in the revelation of the Kingdom of God and in the very Word of God alive among us.
Today we contemplate our calling as disciples. We are called to love others and to show them compassion.