Gospel – John 6:24-35
When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into boats and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus. And when they found him across the sea they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” Jesus answered them and said, “Amen, amen, I say to you, you are looking for me not because you saw signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled. Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him the Father, God, has set his seal.” So, they said to him, “What can we do to accomplish the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent.” So, they said to him, “What sign can you do, that we may see and believe in you? What can you do? Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, as it is written: He gave them bread from heaven to eat.” So, Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
1338 The three synoptic Gospels and St. Paul have handed on to us the account of the institution of the Eucharist; St. John, for his part, reports the words of Jesus in the synagogue of Capernaum that prepare for the institution of the Eucharist: Christ calls himself the bread of life, come down from heaven.
From “The Great Crusade of Mercy” Testimony of Catalina Rivas (CM-57:2, 5, 9)
2) Satiation and satisfaction, hunger and desire make other souls into just so many more spiritual vessels that I must fill… that is, to satiate their thirst and quench it. Bread and water, principal elements for the life of the body, well represent the food and drink needed by mankind and which I prepare and give provided that mankind comes to Me and believes. The many marvels that the One who speaks to them knows how to perform, are condensed into one single, great marvel which makes lovers of My Divinity go into raptures. Yes, Love! To satiate and quench the thirst of those whom one loves, so that all may acknowledge where true Goodness lies who satiates and quenches their thirst. Mine is a thankless task because I must provide for many but very few see My work.
5) Thus, as I am the Bread of Life, I am the Bread that provides the substance of Faith and the substance of light, and I am the support of all those who come to Me and believe Me. No, you will not go hungry if you come to Me; you will be satiated by Me and your thirst will be quenched.
9) Creatures! Here is the Bread that is Life; it is precisely Me. Therefore, satiate yourselves with Me…
Each week we will be presenting a portion of the following Sunday’s readings and linking it to relevant parts of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and messages from the Testimony of Catalina. Pay special attention to the italicized underlined sections. This Sunday it is asked, “What kind of soil will you be for the word of God?”
We hope this is inspiring and educational. Any comments you have are certainly welcomed. Tim Francis prepared this educational program to help you increase your faith and love for the Holy Trinity and our Blessed Mother. His website is http://YouShallBelieve.com
I have known Tim for many years and recommend his work highly. He is a strong advocate for the “The Real Body and Blood Of Jesus” and the numerous miracles that occur on a daily basis. Both of us are greatly inspired by the amazing writings of Catalina Rivas. Catalina is one of the few individuals in history who personally experienced the “Stigmata Of Jesus Christ.”