Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Heaven = Life

In the Gospel of John, Jesus says

"Amen, amen, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."

Until tonight I mostly thought that Heaven is a place that I hope to see after my death. But after reading Scripture with some friends, I began to understand that Heaven is not only a place, it is the Life that God gives to me. He does this in the Eucharist, in the most humble food there is -- bread. God brings us himself in the true bread from Heaven and in bringing us Heaven, he brings us life.