“We learn we too have meat to eat that the world does not know about (John 4:32, 34). Fasting unto our Lord is therefore feasting – feasting on Him and on doing His will.” – Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard
When Jesus alienates many who would have followed him in John 6:35-57 by declaring that His flesh is food and His blood is beverage, His meanings are many:
- that we should hunger and thirst after His righteousness
- that our humanity should be sustained by His divinity
- that we should be famished for doing His father’s will
We’re blessed to share in the symbol of His table together in worship each week – but we’re also challenged to worship by serving the table needs of others who hunger, both physically and spiritually, throughout the week.