Tuesday in the 3rd Week of Easter Joy

In today’s reading, the evangelist John shows Jesus to be superior to Moses, affirming that Yahweh, who once gave manna, now gives Jesus as the bread from heaven… “I am the bread of life.” That ‘I am’ statement John uses seven times in his account, and echoes the ‘I am’ of God’s name. In truth, only God can give the true bread. Only God can provide water that precludes one’s ever being thirsty again.