April 18, 2013

The Overlooked Part of the Bread of Life Discourse

“For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him on the last day.” John 6:40.

Jesus said these words to his disciples just before the more famous passages of the bread of life discourse. To whom was He speaking? Was He speaking only to his disciples gathered before Him at that moment? If so, are they the only ones to be raised on that last day? If not, and these words are meant for us as well, when could we possible “see” Him?

The answer to that is obviously when the priest elevates Him at Mass or when we adore Him in the monstrance. Here again, as at the Last Supper, Jesus speaks of the Eucharist and His Real Presence in it.


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