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John 6:52-59

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The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" So Jesus said to them, "Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me."

John 6:52-59
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    • The people who heard Jesus disputed among themselves, setting the human pattern that has endured to this day. My prayer time is not to consider the words of Jesus with my mind, but to receive them in my heart. They come from the heart of Jesus and, carrying his life and his love, are addressed to mine.
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    • People in love live out of their relationship. What keeps Jesus going is his relationship with his Father. What will keep me going is my relationship with Jesus. Every time I pray, I meet Jesus, and the bonds between us grow stronger, even though nothing much seems to happen on the outside.
    • The Jews were disputing about ‘this man’. Jesus, I don’t understand you either: you are so mysterious! Give me a stronger faith in you so that I may believe what I cannot understand. Make me more like a child who trusts a parent, without needing to know why.
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    • What we eat becomes part of us as we assimilate the energy of our daily food and drink. We become assimilated into Jesus when we eat his body and drink his blood - a graphic way of giving us himself. When we receive him in this way we are brought into a deep union with him, so that we and Jesus share his life and the life of God. We are divine mysteries, each of us a tabernacle of the divine as we walk in God’s world.
    • The message of Jesus is that he is our life, he is the pathway leading to life, he is the inner truth of our existence, he is the very substance of eternal life. Only by embracing his message, consuming his words in the most profound sense as we try to do in prayer, and encountering him in the mystery of the Eucharist, can we have true life in ourselves.
    • I may recognise the reactions of Jesus' hearers as I listen to others, as I hear myself. Jesus calls me beyond my resistances, giving me not just life but his very being.
    • I do not simply think, ‘What would Jesus do?’ but accept that I Jesus lives in me, bringing his life to the world.
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    • What we eat becomes part of us as we assimilate the energy of our daily food and drink. We become assimilated into Jesus when we eat his body and drink his blood - a graphic way of giving us himself. When we receive him in this way we are brought into a deep union with him, so that we and Jesus share his life and the life of God. We are divine mysteries, each of us a tabernacle of the divine as we walk in God’s world.
    • The message of Jesus is that he is our life, he is the pathway leading to life, he is the inner truth of our existence, he is the very substance of eternal life. Only by embracing his message, consuming his words in the most profound sense as we try to do in prayer, and encountering him in the mystery of the Eucharist, can we have true life in ourselves.
    • I may recognise the reactions of Jesus' hearers as I listen to others, as I hear myself. Jesus calls me beyond my resistances, giving me not just life but his very being.
    • I do not simply think, ‘What would Jesus do?’ but accept that I Jesus lives in me, bringing his life to the world.
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    • What we eat becomes part of us as we assimilate the energy of our daily food and drink. We become assimilated into Jesus when we eat his body and drink his blood - a graphic way of giving us himself. When we receive him in this way we are brought into a deep union with him, so that we and Jesus share his life and the life of God. We are divine mysteries, each of us a tabernacle of the divine as we walk in God’s world.
    • The message of Jesus is that he is our life, he is the pathway leading to life, he is the inner truth of our existence, he is the very substance of eternal life. Only by embracing his message, consuming his words in the most profound sense as we try to do in prayer, and encountering him in the mystery of the Eucharist, can we have true life in ourselves.
    • I may recognise the reactions of Jesus' hearers as I listen to others, as I hear myself. Jesus calls me beyond my resistances, giving me not just life but his very being.
    • I do not simply think, ‘What would Jesus do?’ but accept that I Jesus lives in me, bringing his life to the world.
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • What we eat becomes part of us as we assimilate the energy of our daily food and drink. We become assimilated into Jesus when we eat his body and drink his blood - a graphic way of giving us himself. When we receive him in this way we are brought into a deep union with him, so that we and Jesus share his life and the life of God. We are divine mysteries, each of us a tabernacle of the divine as we walk in God’s world.
    • The message of Jesus is that he is our life, he is the pathway leading to life, he is the inner truth of our existence, he is the very substance of eternal life. Only by embracing his message, consuming his words in the most profound sense as we try to do in prayer, and encountering him in the mystery of the Eucharist, can we have true life in ourselves.
    • I may recognise the reactions of Jesus' hearers as I listen to others, as I hear myself. Jesus calls me beyond my resistances, giving me not just life but his very being.
    • I do not simply think, ‘What would Jesus do?’ but accept that I Jesus lives in me, bringing his life to the world.