Once again, the metaphor of Jesus being the Bread of Life comes up in the Revised Common Lectionary. For the past four weeks, our gospel has dwelt in this image. Today, my sermon (based on John 6: 35-41-51) focused on the wisdom of God and the meal of communion in which God is present. In both cases, Jesus offers his life as food for hungry followers like us.
Fresh, Living bread is a reminder that our faith is alive in the present. God comes to us in the now and we are invited to respond in the same time frame. Walking through the streets, we are welcome to feast upon the Bread of Life and share it with others.