Today is Wednesday the 7th of May in the Third Week of Easter.

The Choir of Westminster Cathedral sing Sicut Cervus by Palestrina: “As the dear yearns for running streams, so my soul is thirsting for you, my God”.

Today’s reading is from the Gospel of John.

Jesus begins here by talking about hunger and thirst – to people who probably knew real hunger and real thirst as an ordinary part of their lives.  But are there other things, apart from food and water, that you find yourself hungering and thirsting for?  What are those things?

How does it feel to have Jesus present himself to you as the Bread of Life? 

As you hear the passage read again, notice how much Jesus is promising us here – and promising you.  Listen especially for the promise he ends with.

“And I will raise them up on the last day.”  Speak to the Lord for a few moments now about what that promise means to you, and how you want to respond.