Did you ever wonder why God chose to give the Israelites manna in the desert for 40 years? Did you ever wonder why Jesus performed the miracle of the feeding of 5,000 with a few loaves of bread? Did you ever wonder why that story in the first part of John 6 is followed almost immediately by Jesus proclaiming in the latter half of John 6 that He is the manna from heaven?
Jesus also said unless you eat this manna, His body, and drink His blood you will not have life within you. Pretty strong words causing many to leave Jesus at that point. But, unlike other times when He explained His parables, this time no explanation was given. Why not? Because Jesus said what He meant, and meant what He said!
Listen to Father Peter explain how the Eucharist, Christ Himself, is needed for our salvation. In the Catholic faith we believe the Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith. Believing that the Eucharist is the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Christ Himself means, Christ Himself is the source and summit of our faith.
Be bold, be courageous, be Catholic.