Monday of the Third Week of Easter

One of the overarching themes of the Easter season is presented in this week’s readings, namely, eternal life. The Gospel presents this theme beautifully with the words, “Do not work for food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life which the Son of Man will give you” (John 6:27). Too often in today’s world, we are consumers who are constantly looking for things to fill our stomachs, our minds, our houses, or our quiet time. Yet, Christ takes a different approach; happiness is found by those who believe in Jesus and who share in His meal (the Eucharist). As we enter into this week, the question that we should continuously ask ourselves is, “whether we looking for Jesus because of the signs that He worked or because of our faith in our Risen Savior?”

April 20th, 2015