Goodmorning Disciples of Jesus Christ. Today we are celebrating the Third Sunday of Lent. Here is the Holy Mass at St. Mary’s Parish in Ottawa, Canada. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHOvgWqkkbA.
Let us reflect on the Gospel of John 6:47-66. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+6%3A47-66&version=ESV.
47 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”
52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53 So Jesus said to them, “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. 54 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 56 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread[a] the fathers ate, and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” 59 Jesus[b] said these things in the synagogue, as he taught at Capernaum.
The Words of Eternal Life
60 When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?” 61 But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, “Do you take offense at this? 62 Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? 63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 64 But there are some of you who do not believe.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and who it was who would betray him.) 65 And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.”
66 After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him.
Father Dan Reehil makes a very good point in his Radio Maria Podcast about Our Lord, Jesus Christ, teaching us and professing in these Scripture passages that HE IS THE TRUE BREAD OF LIFE. In verses 53 through 58, Our Lord tells us with His own mouth that “Unless we eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.”
Our Lord tells us that we MUST eat His flesh and drink His Blood, to have eternal life! He did not say we should see it as a symbol, or a metaphor. And the interesting point that Father Dan makes in his podcast show is that when some of the Disciples walked away because they were disheartened about what Our Lord was saying to them, OUR LORD DID NOT STOP THEM. In fact, Our Lord was shocked that they DID NOT BELIEVE what He was telling them. In verses 61-63, Our Lord said to His Disciples, “Do you take offense to this?” “Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the Spirit who gives life. But there are some who do not believe.”
So, we know the Truth by what Our Lord is telling us here because we have the Holy Spirit guiding us to all Truth! Jesus is the Way, The Truth, and The Life! We can’t get to the Father unless we go through the Son (Way). He is the (Truth) because everything that comes from Him is TRUTH. So, if you don’t believe His words here, then you don’t have the full Truth (Holy Spirit) in you. And He is the (Life), which is His real Body and Blood that came down from Heaven as the Bread we eat so that we may have eternal LIFE. Because we BELIEVE this is HIS REAL BODY and BLOOD, we will be raised on the last day!
If you are a Catholic or non-Catholic Christian that does not believe what Our Lord said here in this most important Holy Word from Our Lord, please take time today to reflect on this and ask Our Lord personally in prayer. Because you don’t want to be one of the Disciples that walked away from Our Lord because you could not fully believe that Jesus was referring to His real flesh and blood, like the Disciples that do this in verse 60.
Here is Father Dan Reehil’s podcast show from March 16, 2022 on the Holy Eucharist. https://radiomaria.us/podcast/battle-ready/battle-ready-mar-16-2022/.
Let us Pray – Lord, we come to You today with an open heart waiting to be Transformed into Your Image. If there is anyone that is reading this prayer today that has doubts about Your Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist after the words of consecration have taken place in the Holy Mass, please speak to them the Truth today so that they BELIEVE all of the Holy Words You have taught us and have eternal life and salvation with You in Your Heavenly Kingdom. We know that You are constantly performing Eucharistic Miracles, and we are Thankful for all of these Miracles. Please continue to pour out Your Holy Spirit on the world to bring souls back to Your Sacred Heart through Your Eucharistic Miracles. We ask this of Our Heavenly Father, in Your name, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Here are the latest video messages from Mother and Refuge of The End Times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cquLRQv4BGU.
Here is a message from Pope Francis that Father Mark Goring was referring to in his homily we posted yesterday. It is very concerning that the Pope is even mentioning that we are being conditioned for war. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOYZMEHLn2c.
Please continue to pray for all of the Bishops to join in on the consecration of Russia and the Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25, 2022. Some of our prayer group members are actually attending our local Bishop’s Holy Mass and consecration being conducted in our city because we want to be a part of the prayer being raised to Heaven in Our Lord granting this request for peace in our world through Our Mother’s Immaculate Heart, just like She promised in Fatima. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOYZMEHLn2c.
Here is Anthony Stein in Return to Tradition with a good idea to send emails, phone calls, twitter tests, encouraging your local Bishop to partake in this consecration. This is the least we can do to assist Our Lord to fulfill this request from Our Blessed Mother. We should not worry about whether this consecration is valid, but do everything we can do for Our Lord in prayer to assist Our Blessed Mother in this request. https://returntotradition.org/youtube/?msclkid=ae6d2d82a84511ec8682cafa7ae979e1.
Here is another video message from The End Times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF6X2DNb-io.
Here is one from Servants of Christ. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IbBBoxmfrg.
Here is the latest message to Shelley Anna on Holy Trinity Messages From Heaven. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMIprPoeWq8.
Here are the latest Global News reports on the war in the Ukraine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_We-Z2g64U.
Here is the latest homily from Father Ed Meeks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz-PxOa5ipc.
Emmanuel – “God is with Us.” “O Blood and water, that gushed forth from the heart of Jesus, as a font of Mercy for us, I Trust in You.” Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, save us and the whole world, have Mercy on us sinners. Abba, Father, Thy Will Be Done.