During the Last Supper, Jesus told His disciples, “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:18. The promise is fulfilled with His Spirit in the Church and, especially, in the Eucharist where He is present body, blood, soul, and divinity, as Real Presence.
The Eucharist, the Bread of Life, is the source and summit of our Christian Life. It is central to Catholic worship as a Sacrament, One Bread and One Body, that is the supreme uniting factor of God’s Kingdom-family in the Catholic faith throughout the whole world.
1. Why are the crowds searching for Jesus? What is Jesus to them? What is Jesus to you? Are you still searching for Jesus? Why are you searching for Him?
2. Jesus is the “Bread of Life” to us. How can we be the “bread of life” to others?
3. Yes, we can be “bread of life” to others … but we must first discern what kind of bread we are. What type of bread are you today: All natural? Stale and moldy? Crusty and hard? Fresh? Easy to “butter up”? Bread that people like? Or, bread that no one would want to eat?
4. It has been said that we are what we eat. How would you describe your daily spiritual diet: Junk food? Frozen food? Baby food? TV microwave ‘instant’ food? Leftovers? Rice and dried fish? Bread and wine? A balanced diet?
5. Remembrance, proclamation, and participation are three realities of the Lord’s Supper. How can you best experience these realities in the Eucharist? Individually and in the BCBP?
6. How has Jesus touched you through the Eucharist? In what way has the Sacrament of the Eucharist brought you closer to God?