John 6 – We use many metaphors to explain our relationship with Jesus, metaphors that we can usually choose to take or leave. Metaphors such as Shepherd, sheep, teacher and disciple to name a few. But in John 6, we are given perhaps the most challenging metaphor yet, a nonnegotiable. Jesus says, “I am the bread of life”.
Joseph sacrificed what was he deserved for what Mary needed, and as followers of Christ we also sacrifice what we deserve, what may be rightfully and legally ours for the needs of others. (Matthew 1:18-25)