Friday, December 5, 2008

Man does not Live by Bread Alone

What is it that makes a person live? Is it simply food, the physical nutrition and the digestion process?

Man does not live by bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Meaning, physical nourishment is not sufficient for a healthy life, men also have spiritual needs.

If our body and soul are complements, therefore we must feed both for us to live and function. Our body may function in a healthy condition as we feed it by the foods we eat, but how about our soul? And what is that food for our soul? It is the “word of God”, interpreted in the creations, scriptures and teachings of the church.

These spiritual things became our spiritual needs, because abiding in God’s love lead us to live peacefully, happily and everlastingly, teach us what we must learn in this so-called life and give us strength and courage to do our duties as humans on how to improve our living… and this is the purpose of God’s words. As our life is a gift from God, and what we do with that life is our gift to God.