I Am the Bread of Life

I Am the Bread of Life

(From Carrick on Shannon Parish Newsletter)

Where to get bread? An ever pressing question

that trembles on the lips of anxious disciples.

Bread for all these people who are starving,

a multitude of people on the brink of exhaustion.

And how to satisfy their deeper hungers

Where to get bread? The question still remains

In our abundance, something still starves and yearns.

We crave fulfilment, crave and are denied.

And then comes One who knows all our needs,

who opens out all the secret hopes we cherish

whose presence calls our secret hungers to flourish

whose words unfold in us like living seeds

Come to me, broken, hungry, thirsty, incomplete.

I am the Bread of Life, take Me, eat and be satisfied.