In casting himself as the second, greater Moses, Jesus is saying that his own flesh is that eternal, life-giving bread promised to Israel in the desert.
It can certainly seem like the event of the Resurrection is the “end of a season.” But Jesus explicitly says: “It is better for you that I am going away” (John 16:7). What does he mean? He means Pentecost! The Holy Spirit is coming!
Faith enables us to “see” what otherwise could not be seen. Jesus is no longer physically present on Earth, but he promises to always be spiritually present to us. Though we cannot see his spiritual presence with the eyes of the body, we see him with the eyes of faith.
How does one explain Jesus on the cross to a 4-year-old?
Is there a best way to receive Jesus, or does it matter?
This Second Sunday of Easter ought to be a time of great happiness as we celebrate the day Jesus Christ overcame sin and death and invited us to share in that victory.
I have noticed that, at Communion, some people will take the host but not drink from the chalice. Is Communion complete when you consume the Body but not the Blood? Also, why do some churches still provide only the host at Communion?