The Eucharist is the Bread for Eternal Life

Daily Reflection –Monday, April 27th, 2020

Today’s Gospel Reading (John 6:22-29), recounts what takes place the day after Jesus had fed a multitude with five loaves and two fish. On his next stop in Capernaum, Jesus exhorts the crowd: “Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life.” Jesus’s words mark the beginning of 50-verse “Bread of Life Discourse,” in which he repeatedly emphasizes that he is the “bread of life.”

Jesus with the Eucharist at the Last Supper by Juan de Juanes, mid-late 16th century

Jesus with the Eucharist at the Last Supper by Juan de Juanes, mid-late 16th century

Jesus’ own revelation to the world, as he is truly the “bread of Life”, is the foundation of the Good News of our salvation. Though we may often falter under the food that perishes, the Risen Christ is always available to us through the Eucharist, as the food that endures for eternal life.

All we need is to welcome this Good News. How could we not? AMEN.

Peace be with you!

Fr. Frank

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