21 Wed Apr 2010
For 21 April 2010, Wednesday of 3rd week, based on John 6:35-44
Jesus said to them, â€œI am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to me I will never drive away; for I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day.â€ Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, â€œI am the bread that came down from heaven.â€ They were saying, â€œIs not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, â€˜I have come down from heavenâ€™?â€ Jesus answered them, â€œDo not complain among yourselves. No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.