Thursday 27th of April
“I am the living bread which has come down from heaven.”
In today’s reading, Jesus compares himself to the manna that was sent by God to feed the people of Israel in the desert. Except when they ate that bread, they eventually died. But Jesus says that those who eat the living bread, Jesus’ flesh given for the life of the world, will live forever.
God is always drawing us closer to himself. In every time and place, he is always working to this end, and the eucharist is one way he draws us. In adoration and receiving the Eucharist, we come face to face and one with Jesus himself. And we do not come unless the Father draws us, that is his love at work in us.
Do we truly believe that Jesus is the living bread which has come down from heaven, and remains with us even today? How can I grow to love Jesus more in the Eucharist today?