May 4. All the parents in the groups were heard to express concern that so many of the youth were making friends with other youth and attending services in Pentecostal churches because they seemed more lively.  One mom said,  “In a way I think it is OK if they go there to pray and worship and for fellowship but what worries me is that there is no true communion. Jesus did say, ‘I am the bread of life’ and I believe we need to be fed with his body and blood.”  “Not having been able to go to Mass and receive communion for these last two years months hasn’t helped either.”   “But for our family, prayer and faith sharing at home has helped us, especially this new focus on nature and climate has been good.”

Scripture.  Jesus said to the crowds, “I am the bread of life.   I have come down from heaven not to do my own will but to do the will of him of who sent me.  This is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.  John: 6:35-40.  Pope Francis:    One Person of the Trinity entered into the created cosmos, throwing in his lot with it, even to the cross.   From the beginning of the world, but particularly throughout the incarnation the mystery of Christ is at work in a hidden manner in the natural world as a whole. LS 99.  Reflect, share, How has our understanding of the incarnation, i.e. Jesus becoming man, grown through faith reflection?  pray.  Mary, Mother of the Holy Family and model for all families, pray for us.