With sustenance from God, our Jubilarians give their lives in ministry to others
by Sister Lynne Marie Simonich
Grumblers – the Israelites are not happy with God or Moses and grumble about their situation. Does God get upset with their grumbling? Instead of getting upset, God responds with generosity and provides them with “bread from heaven”. What a gift!
Our Gospel finds the crowd looking for Jesus. They ask for a sign from him so they might believe in him. Instead of getting upset, Jesus offers them the “Bread of life”. What a gift!
This weekend, we will celebrate the jubilees of Sisters Jeanette and Urban (80 years); Sister Paulette (70 years); Sister Sally Ann (61 years); and Sisters Christine, Donna & Rose (60 years). They have spent these years responding with generosity to God’s call to service – to prayer, to presence and to hospitality. They have relied on the “Bread from heaven – the Bread of life” to strengthen them in their journey of faith as they have touched many hearts and continue to show the face of God to so many! May their examples inspire all of us to be generous responders to God's call and to remember that we, too, are strengthened by the Bread of Life.