Scripture: Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst."
(John 6: 35)
Mary's Words: "But you, (Maximin), surely you must have seen some (spoiled wheat) once, at (the field of) Coin ... your father gave you a piece of bread and said to you: 'Here, my child, eat some bread while we still have it this year...'"
Meditation: The fear of a future evil, the carefree attitude of a child, the concern of parents for their family, the sharing of bread-all details of life held in the memory and heart of the Virgin Mary at La Salette. Her solicitude invites us to trust in her concern for our welfare.
Her loving Son, Jesus, also reminded people how much our Heavenly Father watches out for our welfare. "If you, then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him." (Matthew 7:11)
The promise of shared bread and good gifts is a consoling message. This pledge reminds us that the Bread of Life willingly broke and gave himself to satisfy our deepest hunger for God. He continues to do so, and invites us to do the same.
Prayer: Mother, ever attentive to our needs, awaken in us compassion for the hungry and the needy. Help us to share our Creator's concern for all human hungers-of body, heart, or spirit. Give us always a yearning for the Bread of Life, Jesus, your Son and our Lord.
Mention Intention(s) ...
Our Father ...
Hail Mary ...
Invocation: Our Lady of La Salette, Reconciler of Sinners, pray without ceasing for us who have recourse to you.