Re:Verse reading–John 6:52-69 (day three)
“He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.”
There’s a certain convenience we find in quoting well-known historical figures. Reaching back through the mists of history for adages and maxims and platitudes lends an air of wisdom and heft to whatever point we’re trying to make. The historical figure can become for us merely a free library of quotations we use for just the right occasion. It’s easy. But Jesus is an actual person who stood upon the ground of a real place and looked into the eyes of each individual around him. He’s not a collection of quotations. We can shape quotations to fit any occasion. The words Jesus spoke, though, are the source of all life. His words will shape us.