Hungry?

Dear Parishioners,

Have you ever been hungry for something but you didn’t know what? For example, did you ever go to the refrigerator, open the door, look at everything on the shelves, and say, “I’m hungry for something, but not for any of that?”

To put it another way, do you have everything in life that’s important – a family, a job and an income – but still feel something’s missing?

If the answer to either of those questions is yes, then today’s Scripture readings could hold an important message for you. They could remind us of something we often forget.

There are two kinds of hunger in the world. First, there’s a physical hunger, which only food can satisfy. Second, there’s a spiritual hunger, which no food in the world can satisfy. In other words, we may believe we have everything we need, but we still feel an incredible hunger inside us.

Our Scripture readings today contain an important message for us. Jesus, Himself, sums up that message in these words:

 

“I am the bread of life;

whoever comes to me

will never hunger,

and whoever believes in me

will never thirst.”

 

The message in today’s Scripture readings is this: There’s a deep-down hunger in all of us that only Jesus can fill.

Sincerely in Christ,

Father Dominick