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TUESDAY, March 21 THOMAS KEN, Bishop, 1711
John 6:26 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.”
A mentor once told me, “Save early; it will pay off when you retire.” He was right; saving early in one’s adult life does make a difference, sometimes a huge difference. Compound interest, or better yet, stock market compounding, can yield significant results.
In today’s reading, Jesus tells the crowd, “Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life.” Is Jesus warning the people against saving for the future? I doubt it. Most of us have to work for bread; and if we ever plan to retire, we have to save for future bread.
I think Jesus is simply warning against devoting ourselves to lesser needs. We must take care not to make our lives about bread (money) but to seek divine nourishment, the eternal bread of life.
MOVING FORWARD: Where do you spend most of your time and energy—on the lesser needs or the higher calling?
PRAY for the Diocese of Rorya (Tanzania)
Ps 97, 99,  * 94,  | Jeremiah 17:19-27 | Romans 7:13-25 | John 6:16-27