Awhile back the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. With love and gratitude, here is the Gospel of John. JN 6:51-58
Jesus said to the Jewish crowds: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”
The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever.”
Jesus is the true Living Eucharist and the Living Word. Living in Him and Receiving Him and Receiving Him in the Eucharist, Jesus is asking us to be more like him (he can help us to do that!), to live in love and to serve each other in love- in the Power of the Holy Spirit, the compassion of Christ, and the Love of God. When we receive Him in our hearts and remain in His Love, there He and the Father will remain with and in us- until we see Him in His Glory.