Aug 1, 2012

Gospel Reflection: John 6: 24-35

Here’s a reflection on John 6:24-35, the gospel text for Proper 13 B (the tenth Sunday after Pentecost). It was written by Pastor Dan.

Gospel Reflection
(inspired by John 6:24-35)

Our bellies are full
We are refreshed
Our minds are no longer dulled
By that gnawing ache of hunger
And yet
We long
There was more that took place on that day
Than just the loaves
…and fishes
what happened was good
…in the way creation was pronounced good
and yet
…we hunger for more
not just the food
that eased our hunger
but there was power in the words that were spoken
power that opened our minds
power that challenged us
and made us see
…a hunger
 we had not known
…(Jesus Said)
a hunger from deep within
which now that it has become loosed
will not be bound again
until it is fed
…(I am)
and nourished
as only God
…(the Bread)
as the Creator of all
…(of life)
can do

~ written by Dan Bollerud, and posted on Pastor Dan’s Grace Notes.