Reading: “And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst”—John 6:35

Here the Lord declares Himself to be the Bread of Life—that is, the support and nourishment of the soul. The Israelites, no doubt, had formerly been fed with manna in the wilderness: it nourished the body for a while, but there was nothing in that food which profited beyond the present life; whereas whoso came to Christ for nourishment should never die. He that believeth on Him hath everlasting life.

Archbishop J. B. Sumner (1780–1862)