April 19, 2018

John 6:44-51

The Eucharistic theme is at the heart of this gospel, and “believe” is the operative verb. Jesus must be consciously received as the bread from heaven, God’s revelation. Eating his flesh and drinking his blood provides ongoing nourishment for the believer. This belief is not optional; it is essential.

Eating and drinking take on a whole new meaning in the Eucharist. I realize that prayer, reflection, and belief in what it means is so important in my receiving your body and blood.

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