June 18, 2017

Deuteronomy 8: 2- 3, 14- 16

8:2 And you shall remember the entire journey along which the Lord your God led you, for forty years through the desert, to afflict you, and to test you, and to make known the things that were turning in your soul, whether or not you would keep his commandments.
8:3 He afflicted you with need, and he gave you Manna as your food, which neither you nor your fathers knew, so as to reveal to you that it is not by bread alone that man lives, but by every word that goes forth from the mouth of God.
8:4 Your garment, with which you were covered, has by no means decayed due to age, and your foot has not been worn down, even to this fortieth year,
8:5 so that you would recognize in your heart that, just as a man educates his son, so has the Lord your God educated you.
8:6 So may you keep the commandments of the Lord your God, and walk in his ways, and fear him.
8:14 your heart might be lifted up, and you might not remember the Lord your God, who led you away from the land of Egypt, from the house of servitude,
8:15 and who was your leader in the great and terrible wilderness, in which there was the serpent with a burning breath, and the scorpion, and the snake of thirst, and no waters at all. He led streams out of the hardest rock,
8:16 and he nourished you in the wilderness with Manna, which your fathers had not known. And after he had afflicted and tested you, in the very end, he took pity on you.

First Corinthians 10: 16- 17

10:16 The cup of benediction that we bless, is it not a communion in the Blood of Christ? And the bread that we break, is it not a participation in the Body of the Lord?
10:17 Through the one bread, we, though many, are one body: all of us who are partakers of the one bread.

John 6: 51- 58

6:51 I am the living bread, who descended from heaven.
6:52 If anyone eats from this bread, he shall live in eternity. And the bread that I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world.”
6:53 Therefore, the Jews debated among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”
6:54 And so, Jesus said to them: “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you will not have life in you.
6:55 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.
6:56 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.
6:57 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.
6:58 Just as the living Father has sent me and I live because of the Father, so also whoever eats me, the same shall live because of me.