God's Nourishing Word
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Hello everyone! I‘m Sr. Vassa, and I‘m glad you've joined me for this brief Coffee
Break, where I share a thought, with you zillions, that occurred to me today, for no
particular reason. Today I‘m thinking about something
I think about often, actually, and that is: food. Of course, even when I don‘t think about it, eventually
hunger reminds me of food, because I need it, to have physical energy. But Christ talks
about a different kind of food and I just happened to notice this today reading
the Gospel of John, where Christ says: “Do not toil over the food that
perishes, but over the food that endures for eternal life...“ (Jn 6:27) He‘s talking
about the nourishment of communion with Him, which we also need on a daily basis, to have
energy – God‘s energy, that is, called “grace.“
That which makes us quiter inside, and more willing to discard
the little irritations of our day. We receive grace through the sacraments,
and, of course, through God's nourishing Word. Now, we all know that we hear lots of other kinds
of words all day: the new stories we listen to, the music we hear,
the words we exchange with one another all day, and
the overabundance of various kinds of words and messages,
often builds up inside of us – whether we notice
it or not – in a way that entirely drowns out any hunger for God‘s word or his voice.
Because, you see, God‘s Word is, so to say, an acquired taste. It can and must be developed.
It can be developed if we begin reading Scripture on a daily basis,
and I don‘t mean reading a lot, but I do mean reading
deeply, and carrying it with us for the rest of the day. That‘ all I have for you, for now, zillions.
Let's let God‘s voice into our lives today and I hope to see you next time!