From Sunday’s Gospel (John 6:24-35):
‘I tell you most solemnly,
it was not Moses who gave you bread from heaven,
it is my Father who gives you the bread from heaven,
the true bread;
for the bread of God
is that which comes down from heaven
and gives life to the world.’
‘Sir,’ they said ‘give us that bread always.’
‘I am the bread of life.
He who comes to me will never be hungry;
he who believes in me will never thirst.’’
Reading this Gospel passage and, in particular, the words of Jesus leave us in no doubt. He is the bread of life. He is the way, the truth, and the life. He is the only way to God. Yes it is true! In the Eucharist we receive Jesus Christ body, blood, soul and divinity! Just as the bread came from Heaven in order to feed the Israelites so Jesus comes to us in the form of bread to feed, nourish and sustain us.
Jesus is offering himself to all of us. He is offering us the chance of eternal life with him in Heaven. Will we be like the disciples and say to Jesus: ‘Sir, give us that bread always’?