“His Soul Shall Never Hunger nor Thirst but Shall Be Filled”

Bryan Richards

The Savior's teachings could not be complete without teaching them that doctrine which was so hard for the Old World Jews to comprehend, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst (Jn 6:35). This doctrine is a glorious addition to that of the Beatitudes. The Lord is giving the secret for those who really hunger and thirst after righteousness, for the promise is—not only will they be filled, but they shall never hunger nor thirst again!

Bruce C. Hafen

"Our assimilating this sense of the Atonement into our souls, symbolized by the physical assimilation of eating and drinking the sacramental bread and water, creates a spiritual umbilical cord between Christ and the children of Christ. He spoke of this life-giving nourishment in the teachings of the last supper: 'I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit.' (John 15:5.) And the sustenance of this 'true vine' (John 15:1) will bless us with 'the fruit of the spirit,' which includes both hope and the gift of charity, along with 'joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, . . . faith, [and] meekness.' (Galatians 5:22.)" (The Belonging Heart, p. 147)

Henry B. Eyring

"I pray that you and I will make the choices today and tomorrow and as long as we live that will bring the influence of the Holy Ghost into our lives in the service of the Master. I testify that as we do, we will feel the cleansing that comes through the Savior's atonement, and with it the confidence that we are coming unto him. And when we are there, with him and sanctified, we shall never hunger or thirst again." (To Draw Closer to God, p. 58 – 59)