The Body and Blood of Christ [The Mass Readings Explained]

Added 21 June 2017 by Dr. Brant Pitre

In this excerpt taken from the series, The Mass Readings Explained, Dr. Brant Pitre emphasizes the realism of Jesus' words in John 6 of his flesh being true food and his blood being true drink. With the background of the Manna in the desert to clarify his meaning, Jesus says that just as his fellow Jews' ancestors had to eat the manna in the desert in during the exodus to reach the earthly promised land (though they would eventually die), to reach the heavenly promised land and never die, we, too, must eat the heavenly manna, which is his flesh.

Dr. Brant Pitre

Dr. Brant Pitre

Gray, LA

Professor of Sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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