Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures: A Reflection on John 6:27

Today’s daily meditation in Living Faith is one of mine. The reading is:

Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. — John 6:27

It’s the bit before “I am the bread of life.” Here’s part of my reflection:

Jesus is cautioning that physical things are impermanent and don’t fulfill us. I still eat and subscribe to cable, but Jesus is asking: Where do you put your attention? What motivates you in the morning? If you “work for” the material, rather than mission, whatever support it offers will not endure.

At times my faith practice has been overly focused on the social life it provided. And when that community of humans lets me down, as it sometimes does …

Please read my full reflection here.

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