Becoming more like Jesus leads to becoming more your true self.
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Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.”
Bread was one of the basic foods that sustained life at the time of Jesus.
So when he said this, what did he mean?
Jesus meant that those who followed him and digested his teachings would find their true lives.
He was using hyperbole in saying the people would never hunger or thirst.
Jesus was talking not about their physical needs but their spiritual needs.
You see, when you become a true disciple of Jesus…your true self comes to life.
You discover who you are as a beloved child of God because you will become more and more like Jesus.
Your old ego-generated false self will dissolve.
As St. Paul put it, “For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ your life appears, then you too will appear with him in glory” (Colossians 3:3-4).
This is the life meant for you!
This is also why he gave us the Eucharist as his very body.
It is true that ‘you are what you eat.’
We are meant to become Christ to others.
Jesus will show you the way.
As he goes on to say just after today’s scripture passage, “Everything that God gives me will come to me, and I will not reject anyone who comes to me” (John 6:37).
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