“With the best of wheat he fills you.”
God has been a provider to His
people ever since He created us.
But the beauty of His providence
is that He provides for us spiritually
as well as physically. During the
Liturgy of the Eucharist, as the gifts
are being prepared, the priest says,
“Through your goodness we have this
bread to offer, which earth has given,
it will become for us the bread of life.”
We are nourished by the Eucharist, by the body
and blood of our Lord Jesus. And that is where
our life comes from, our hope, our salvation.
All we have to do is receive Him with a clean heart
and avoid partaking of the “table of demons” (1 Cor 10: 20).
Our Lord's body is real food, and when we eat it
we are given a share in the divine life. During
the Mass the celebrant prays, “By the mystery
of this water and wine may we come to share in
the divinity of Christ, who humbled Himself
to share in our humanity.”
St Paul says in this Sunday's 2nd reading
that we all “partake of the one loaf” (1 Cor 10: 17).
We share in the bread of life, and our Savior's body
is a source of nourishment for us. This Sunday's
Gospel reminds us that Jesus is the living bread
from heaven. (John 6: 51-58) Praise God!
Discussion Questions for Reflection
1. The Psalm speaks of our Lord as being a good provider; He fills us with the
best of wheat. Speak of how you are nourished by the real food of the Eucharist.
2. Our psalmist declares that God's word runs swiftly as the Lord sends forth His
command to the earth. These verses allude to the power of God's word in our lives.
Tell of how you receive the word of God and how it affects you.