I am captured by a Truth I’ve journeyed through a number a times but never stopped to rest.
“I am the bread of life,” Jesus told them. “No one who comes to Me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in Me will ever be thirsty again.”
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread he will live forever. The bread that I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.”
So Jesus said to them, ” I assure you: Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you do not have life in yourselves. Anyone who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day, because My flesh is real food and My blood is real drink. The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood lives in Me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent Me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on Me will live because of Me. This is the bread that came down from heaven; it is not like the manna your fathers ate—and they died. The one who eats this bread will live forever.” (John 6:35, 51, 53-58)
Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you do not have life in yourselves.
The neat, tidy side of life wants assurance Jesus was referring to the incorporation of the Lord’s Supper. The Blessed Sacrament. Eating the bread and drinking the wine.
However, the Lord spoke this before His communion with his disciples at the Last Supper. Before the do this in remembrance of Me.
I have devoured the sweets of this existence. Tasted the delicacies of this life. Searched for sustenance. I’m left hungry. Unsatisfied. Stomach growling. I yearn for refreshment in the days of thirst. Dry moments. Parched lips. Empty.
I must desire a new appetite. A change of taste. Indulge on the Flesh and devour the Blood. Savor. Relish.
Coveting the nourishment of life from the Bread of Heaven. Satiated by the Manna. Permeating His existence.
Immersed in Truth
Saturated in Scripture
Dripping with Grace
Soaked. Infused. Drenched.
The sweetness of sacrifice
The taste of divinity
The blooming of praise
Bathed by His beauty
Bejeweled by the Beloved
Adorned. Crowned. Enriched.
For indeed the Kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21)