19 th Sunday of Ordinary Time (2015)

John 6: 41-51. The rabbis considered that Torah was like bread, something that feeds, gives life, reveals God. Jesus offered His teaching as life-giving bread that He placed above Torah, for the bread that He gives will lead to eternal life. To recognize Jesus, one must have a deep spiritual hunger. This hunger would require people to accept His teachings as the revelation of the Truth. Only by faith would they be able to open themselves to the Eucharistic revelation yet to come (see next Sunday’s gospel: “The bread that I will give is My flesh for the life of the world.”

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