Today is the last of the Gospels on “THE BREAD OF LIFE”. Again, we hear that when the disciples heard Jesus claiming that he was
“THE BREAD THAT CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN” – in other words that he was the Father’s gift which would give eternal life – they could not accept this. They had imagined that God’s gift to humanity would be more than the man, Jesus, they saw
before them.
Jesus seeing their disbelief now challenges the whole group. Some disciples found it all too much and walked away. However, as always, good old Peter comes back: “Lord, who shall we go to ? You have the meaning of eternal life, and we believe; we know that you are the HOLY ONE OF GOD”.