Food that Lasts

From father Mark Link, S.J.'s web site

Jesus said, "Do not work for food that spoils; instead work for food that lasts for eternal life." John 6:27

Poet R. L. Sharpe will never forget this boyhood episode. He and his father wemt to Trussell's blacksmith shop to get a rale amd a hoe repaired.

When Trussell refused to take anything, his father insisted. Trussell's said to my father, "Sid, can't you let a body do something now and then-- just to stretch his soul?"

Why should "a body do some-thing now and then--just to stretch his soul?" Why don't I stretch my soul more often?

Remember that what you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to another, but what you are will be yours forever. Henry van Dyke


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