Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church: Catholic Sunday Homilies

To Eat His Flesh and Drink His Blood: Receive the Divine Life of God (Jn 6:51-58) (11 OT)

June 13, 2020

Many believe Jesus was speaking symbolically when He said "Unless you Eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you do not have life within you." But to believe Jesus is talking symbolically is hard to believe since he went out of his way, while talking about bread after the miracle of the loaves, to progress into flesh and blood, then even further to "Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life..."  The Old Testament points to the Eucharist, and Jesus intentionally establishes the New Worship of His Body and Blood, before His actual Passover; the sacrifice in His death and Resurrection, just as God established the liturgy of the first Passover before the actual event. Jesus's Mission was to not only die for our sins, and rise to share with us divine life in the Holy Spirit, but he also as part of that mission, as intentionally established the Eucharist so that we 2000 years later, and 1200 miles away may also share in this Passover from death to eternal life. 

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