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Free Lunch

Episode 28

Free Lunch

We will always work for food. The question is – which food are we working for?

“Daily bread” has become a well-worn idiom; we all need it to get by, and without it, life wouldn’t be possible.

However, such a simple phrase fails to capture the complexity of actually finding daily bread.

From the wheat harvesters to produce the bread, to the toil of workers to earn money to buy enough of it, much of what we do is in search of ways to provide daily bread.

Throughout history, the price of bread has reflected stability.

The more expensive the dough, the more unrest in society.

Bread is important. It is life-giving. But it isn’t the life-giver.

We will always work for bread. But what type of bread are we seeking?

The one where we work, and hunt, and scavenge and scrounge around for whatever crusts we can find?

Or for the one that is given to us, the one sent by God. The true bread of life. The only daily bread we will ever need?
Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”

Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

John 6: 27-28, 35


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