John 6:22-29 Reflection – Works of God

Reflection on John 6:22-29 ~

Our task is to believe in what Jesus asks so that we may perform the works of God.  Belief produces an upward spiral of physically doing and spiritually being for others. To support us further, Jesus supplies Himself as food for this journey. The walk towards eternal life among other things requires that we must also discern and use our individual gifts. If we humbly do so, we will see the works of God as the result of our belief.

Jesus Teaches the People by the Sea, James Tissot, Brooklyn MuseumJesus Teaches the People by the Sea, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

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John 6  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

The Bread from Heaven

22 The next day the crowd that had stayed on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there. They also saw that Jesus had not got into the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 23 Then some boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24 So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.

25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26 Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.” 28 Then they said to him, “What must we do to perform the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”

Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Reflection on John 6: 22-29.