Thought of the Day April 12, 2024 Easter: Faith in the person of Jesus

By 10:53 AM

"I am the Bread of Life." What is the key to accepting that as Word and Eucharist Jesus is the spiritual nourishment that gives us eternal life? What was and is lacking among some of Jesus' contemporaries and among us today? Faith. Not just a faith that is an accent of the will to a truth, but a faith based on a personal experience, moved by grace, to embrace the mystery of the revealed word and the real Body and Blood of Jesus in Eucharist. Jesus addressed this lack of faith in him, as the One sent by God, when many of his disciples complained that the words of Jesus were too difficult to accept. In contrast, Peter expressed the faith of one who, without understanding, accepted Jesus at his word. He said: "To whom shall we go. You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe that your are the Son of God." While reason demands tangible, scientific proof, faith makes the leap of acceptance, because of who Jesus is. This faith is a grace that is received and acted upon. 

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