“Whoever believes has eternal life.”Jesus introduces himself to his disciples as the bread of life. He is life-giving. The manna in the desert, too, came as bread from heaven, but all who ate it died. They were not given the life which Jesus offers. The bread he is talking about refers to his flesh, his body. He offers himself not only to them but for the life of the world. Certainly the world cannot live according to the mind of God if it does not accept his Son as bread of life.We may ask, how disposed are we to accept Jesus as bread? We can be disposed only if we are open to the Father. It is he who disposes us to Jesus by his words and teachings.Acceptance of Jesus as the bread of life does not come easy. We must be prepared. This we do through catechism and series of instructions. Sermons of the priests can help. Listening to God’s words is still of prime importance. That is why, the holy Mass always begins with the liturgy of the Word and then followed by the liturgy of the Eucharist. The Word of God disposes us to receive holy communion.
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