Date: October 13, 2019
In this week's gospel it's the day after Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes. The crowd thinks they’ve caught the gravy train and they don't want this party to end. After some probing they put in their order: give us a sign to believe in you. How about a regular diet of manna raining from heaven? Jesus seizes on their opening to explain who he is and why he's here, “I am the bread of life, whoever comes to me will never be hungry”.
In this week’s reading to the disappointment of the idlers, Jesus is not promising an endless buffet of material goodies. He is offering himself as the spiritual food that will fill our deepest needs.