Faith is about transformation, not just checking the boxes on beliefs. Transformation comes through intentional openness to change, and now (Lent) is a season for that openness.
Jesus works a miracle of feeding thousands with bread and fish, and they come back wanting more. He points out that they are hungry for more than literal bread. He is the bread of life, the nourishment that satisfies your deepest spiritual hunger.
By asking all who hear him to eat of his body and drink of his flesh, he ties his power to provide to the cross and the resurrection. This scandalizes his audience, who struggles to understand what he is saying. His saying “eat of my flesh and drink of my blood” asks us to take his good news “into our stomachs,” the center of who we are. This is similar to how we might say “take it into your heart” in today’s language.
What are you hungry for? What are your deep needs that you are trying to satisfy in ways that are ultimately unfulfilling? Christ is the Bread of Life, the answer to what you’re looking for.
God bless y’all!
Rev. Lance Marshall