Jesus argues that the revelation of God in Israel’s holy history and law ought to lead real believers to recognize God at work in him. He contrasts himself with manna. Israel’s ancestors ate manna in the wilderness and died. Those who eat the bread that comes down from heaven, namely Jesus, will not die.
When Jesus speaks of himself as the living bread, he invites faith not only in himself but in his Eucharistic presence in the continuing Christian communities. The bread he gives in every Eucharist is his flesh for the life of the world.
Where or in whom do you find Jesus really present? People? Sacraments? Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament? Scripture?
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