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May 8, 2019

Jn 6: 35-40

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to me I will never drive away; for I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me.

And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

The Faith Life

According to C.S. Lewis, if we desire something, then that thing must exist.  We hunger and thirst, and there exists food and water to satisfy those desires.  When unsatisfied, we become starved and deprived.

Beyond these immediate desires is our deepest desire, which is our desire for God. Following the same logic, God must then also exist. And when our desire for God is satisfied, we become resurrected.  

Our deepest desire can never be met with the things that satisfy our immediate desires, as it can only be met with faith.  The faith life is simply knowing this.

Mark Chang is a Theology Teacher and the Director of the New Teacher Induction Program at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL.

Prayer

You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.

—St. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions


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May 8, 2019

Jn 6: 35-40

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to me I will never drive away; for I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me.

And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

The Faith Life

According to C.S. Lewis, if we desire something, then that thing must exist.  We hunger and thirst, and there exists food and water to satisfy those desires.  When unsatisfied, we become starved and deprived.

Beyond these immediate desires is our deepest desire, which is our desire for God. Following the same logic, God must then also exist. And when our desire for God is satisfied, we become resurrected.  

Our deepest desire can never be met with the things that satisfy our immediate desires, as it can only be met with faith.  The faith life is simply knowing this.

Mark Chang is a Theology Teacher and the Director of the New Teacher Induction Program at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL.

Prayer

You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.

—St. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions


Please share the Good Word with your friends!