In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus says “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh.”
The key to our eternal salvation is indeed believing and consuming this bread of life.
The people said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” Jesus answered them, “Do not murmur among yourselves. No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
Throughout the stories of the Bible, God uses the underdog. Moses was in exile before he came back to save Israel. Joseph was also exiled in Egypt before he gained his reputation and position to help his own family.
Now Jesus, is a carpenter and people just cannot believe He is the Christ.
It is still the same for us. Do we believe the words of this carpenter?
How is it that if He is just someone unimportant, He gets immortalised though the millennia, His teachings formalised into a religion and has millions of believers?
So let us not murmur or complain. Let us truly believe in Jesus – He is the son of God. And His message is for us to “Take and eat” this bread of life.