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Bread of Life goes beyond material needs, Pope shows audience

August 06, 2012

At his Sunday audience on August 5, Pope Benedict XVI commented on the 6th chapter of St. John’s Gospel, in which Jesus speaks of Himself as the Bread of Life.

In this discourse, the Pope told the crowd at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, the Lord “speaks of a food that does not perish.” Having fed the hungry, Jesus now encourages them to see things at a deeper level, and recognize a need more important than the desire for food.

“Though material needs are important, Jesus want to help people move beyond the immediate satisfaction of them,” the Pontiff said. He encouraged his audience to “put our trust in his promises, so that we may have life in abundance.”


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