Bread of Life

After our discussion of the transubstantiation from Monday, we should probably consider where the Church gets this idea from in the first place.

For Wednesday, please read John 6: 22-59 and answer these 5 questions in 2-3 sentences each on a separate sheet of paper (it’ll be about one page total):

  • The crowd following Jesus asks him four questions. What are their questions, and how does Jesus respond to them?
  • What is the distinction between manna and the “true bread from heaven”? What does each bread “satisfy”?
  • What does Jesus mean when he says “Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty”? (Literally, Jesus? Because that’s a sweet deal.)
  • What is the “true bread from heaven”? What does Jesus command his followers to do with this bread? How do they respond?
  • How is the act of eating the “true bread” transformative?