Bread from Heaven

Publisher: dwinger      Volume No. 6        Issue No.23   Date Oct. 5, 07   

“Yet he commanded the skies above,and opened the doors of heaven;and he rained down upon them manna to eat,and gave them the grain of heaven.Man ate of the bread of the angels;he sent them food in abundance.” (Psalms 78: 23-25) 

“Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world.” (John 6:32-33)

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life.” (John 6: 47-48) 

“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me. This is the bread which came down from heaven, not such as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live for ever.” (John 6: 53-58) 

Can you tell that the sacrament of the Eucharist has been on my mind lately? It is an astounding thought that Christ is fully present Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in the Eucharist. He comes to us in such a simple way in the forms of bread and wine.  

Even though I can’t understand Latin, Pavarotti and Sting bring the message of Eucharist in the song Panis Angelicus which means “bread of angels”. Watch it here on youtube. 

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Former farmer, now college instructor
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One Response to Bread from Heaven

  1. timglass says:

    “It is an astounding thought that Christ is fully present Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in the Eucharist.”

    Yes it is, and I am thankful for it!

    Blessing to you!

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