Give out a thought and an action:
At the beginning of the week you may use this meditation to help focus on Jesus. (thanks to Phil Hoyle for his work on this)
- What do we build our lives on?
- Are we satisfied?
- Do we hunger?
- Do we long for something?
- Can anything on this earth truly satisfy our deepest longings?
- Can anything on this earth truly satisfy this hunger we experience?
- Do we hunger for God?
- When we approach God, what do we expect to receive?
- Are we asking God for anything?
- What are we asking for?
- Do we trust God to give us things that are good for us?
Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry…I am the bread of life. Your forefathers ate manna in the desert, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And, on the night he was betrayed, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; take and eat this in remembrance of me."
Lord Jesus Christ, you are the bread of life. You alone can satisfy the hunger in our hearts. Lord Jesus, you nourish and sustain us with your presence and life. You are the bread of life - the bread that sustains us now and that produces everlasting life in us. May we always hunger for you and be satisfied in you alone. Lord, you satisfy the deepest longings of our hearts and you feed us. Fill us with gratitude and give us generous hearts that we may freely share with others what you have given to us. Amen.
- Do you trust God to give you things that are good for you?
- Are you asking God for anything?
- What are you asking for?