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National Bible Week: Daily Reading - We Are All Hungry

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This article is a sample from the Saint Mary's Press Book Take Ten: daily Bible Reflections for Teens. Please feel free to use these reflections with you young people.

We Are All Hungry

For the bread of God is that which
comes down from heaven and gives
life to the world.
They said to him,
Sir, give us this bread always
John 6:33,34

At different times we need different things to be fully alive. We always need food and the physical nourishment it provides. But we also need spiritual nourishment for fullness of life. We need such things as confidence and courage, comfort and peace, friendship and love. Jesus says to come to him with our needs. He offers us himself as the bread of life in the Eucharist, and he is there with so much more for us when we ask.

What kind of bread do you especially need to be fed with just now? Ask Jesus for that in your prayer tonight.

>To go deeper: Read I Am Sayings of Jesus near John 5:16, 17 & 18 in The Catholic Youth Bible.

You can purchase this resource here: Take Ten

The scriptural quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, Catholic Edition (NRSV). Copyright © 1993 and 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. All rights reserved.

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Published October 1, 2004.