“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you” (v53). With these shocking words, Jesus explained that just as the manna in the desert sustained the Israelites, he is God’s source of life for every person. “And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh” (v51). Many prophets taught about God, but Jesus is the truth and the life of God for us (v54-58).
“I am the bread of life” (v48). Jesus calls us to “eat his flesh” – to believe in him, trusting that he is everything we need for abundant life now and forever.