Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Feeding of the Five Thousand

Neither the manna for the Israelites in the wilderness nor the bread which fed the 5,000 (John 6:1-15, today's Gospel, Lent IV) were ends in themselves. Both were divine illustrations wanting fulfillment, which Christ gave on the night when He was betrayed. Now there is no manna (which means "what is it?"), but Christ Himself, the very Bread of Life, who says, "This is my body." Whoever eats His body and drinks His blood has eternal life, and will be raised up at the last day, as He said. The sermon:

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