Proper 13 – Series B
God seems to be saying to us today just how important Jesus is. Without food we die. Our bodies burn the stuff, we oxidize it and turn it into the energy which moves our muscles and pumps our blood. It powers our brains and makes life itself possible. Without food, we are dead. Without Jesus, we are dead. He is that kind of important. We could also say he is the air we breathe, or the water we drink, indeed he compares himself to the water of life too, does he not? And is not God the Spirit which is an interesting pun in Greek because spirit, breath, air, and wind are all the same word – pneuma.