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18th Sunday of OT (B)

Food that endures JOHN 6:24–35

When it is election time candidates are famous for making promises and offering all kinds of “bread’’ that they know we are hungry for and often we vote for the one who offers us the most, although we know that whatever they offer, even if they deliver, will last for merely a day or two. Few of us think of supporting the candidate who offers us moral and spiritual values for as far as we are concerned, ‘yuh cyah eat dat.’ In today’s gospel, however, Jesus is advising us against this popular kind of thinking with his teaching: Do not work for food that cannot last, but work for food that endures for life, the kind of food that the Son of Man is offering you…

When we are looking for a job or when parents are advising children on a choice of career the advice is often based on how much ‘bread’ you can make, and not on what satisfaction you will get from embarking on that career. We justify our choices by saying that, ‘’yuh cyah eat satisfaction.’’  Yet when we look around in life we see that the happiest and most fulfilled people are those who are satisfied and enjoy their profession, for it is so true that, ‘’Man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’’ (Mt 4: 4)

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