Jesus the Living Bread from Heaven

In his words after the multiplication of the loaves and the fish, Jesus proclaimed: “I am the bread of life.” He invited his listeners to come to him and believe in him so that they might have the kind of life that God always wanted for them. The people cannot believe that he has come down from heaven. They know his mother, Mary and foster father, Joseph. Knowing his human origin prevents them from believing in his divine origin. Jesus does not try to make his difficult message easier but repeats that he is the living bread come down from heaven. But to understand and accept who Jesus really is, a person must be drawn by the Father. Faith in Jesus is a gift from God.