In todays Gospel, we see Jesus followers reacting to his shocking teaching about eating his flesh and drinking his blood by saying, This is a hard saying; who can accept it? To understand Jesus meaning, we must understand that hes not using symbolic or metaphorical language. Hes speaking words of Spirit and life which bring into being precisely what they signal.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Joshua 24:1-2, 15-18
Psalm – Psalm 34:2-3, 16-21
Reading 2 – Ephesians 5:21-32
Gospel – John 6:60-69