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I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE

AUGUST 1, 2021

After the multiplication of the loaves the people misinterpret the event and seek Jesus, but for the wrong reasons.  Fascinated by what He had done for them, they were caught up by the thrill of unexpected wonders and failed to “see” the deeper meaning of His miracle.

Jesus asks them to look beyond the bread which man can eat and earn by the work of His hands to the mystery and meaning of His person and seek Him in the true sense.  “Seeking” Jesus means turning toward Him in faith as the one sent by God to bring the life of the Father to those who believe in Him.  Such faith is not something they can achieve or work for because it is the work of God in the heart of the Believer.

However, their faith still remains limited to a longing for signs and wonders, for a sign even greater than the one He had already given them. They ask for the Bread of Heaven which gives life to the world.

Jesus not only gives them Himself  through His life- giving word of revelation, but He is also the Father’s gift to them since He is sent by the Father on a life – giving mission to those who believe  in Him.  They are asking Jesus for this gift without understanding what they are really asking for.

Jesus says: “ For the bread of God is that which comes down from Heaven and gives life to the world.”   Jews would all agree that bread coming down from heaven was already granted by God in the wilderness and was meant for sustaining the life of believers.  But the problem arises when Jesus applies to Himself the two components of His definition of true food  and says: “I am the bread of life, for I have come down from heaven.” This is the very heart of the mystery of Incarnation.  For  we who believe in Him, heaven and earth are reconciled in Jesus.

We receive Jesus, the “Bread of God” in Holy Communion.  He is real food.  Lord, give us this bread always.

God Bless

Msgr. Powell

 

REMEMBER TO KEEP HOLY THE LORD’S DAY

KEEP THE SABBATH
WORSHIP GOD FOR YOUR OWN SAKE

We will continue to be dispensed by the Archbishop from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation until Sunday, August 15, 2021, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. You can read the statement from Archbishop Perez here. 
Those who are sick or compromised due to health conditions are not to come to church. We will continue to live stream Mass on Saturday evening at 530pm. The link will be on our website www.saint-cyril.com and will be available all day Sunday. We will follow our regular Mass schedule 530pm vigil and 8am-10am and noon on Sunday. Daily Mass at 9am is in the main church.
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