A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Wednesday 20 July

Exodus 16:1-5,9-15, Ps.78,
Matt 13;1-9

Bread from heaven

At the end of WW2 when Europe was starving, allied planes parachuted food onto famished cities and bread was literally falling from heaven. People climbed onto their roofs and cheered and spotted the location of food parcels. There must have been similar elation for the Israelites. The bread the Lord gave was something ‘delicate, powdery, as fine as hoarfrost’. Jesus used this well-known event, to teach about the Eucharist: ‘not like the bread your fathers ate – they are dead’. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever. I thank God for this gift.

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