August 7, 2009
19th Sunday - B
They Shall All Be Taught by God
In the Jewish religious tradition, the food that comes from heaven is not just the manna that nourished them in the desert. It is God's words given in the law that is the true food from heaven.
Jesus declares that he is the true bread that comes from heaven. He is God's Word who has come to fulfill the promise God made through the prophets, "They shall all be taught by God."
It is no longer a chosen few who can hear God's words and be taught. In Jesus, God now draws all people to God's love and salvation. In Jesus, all shall be taught by God. In Jesus, all can receive the food of eternal life.