Commentary on the Gospel of
When Jesus spoke in today’s reading about the “food that the Son of Man gives you” he was speaking (according to most commentators), not yet specifically about the Eucharist, but about his entire “work” – his revelation. But ‘revelation’ can seem a very abstract word; it can appear to be a mere matter of communicating information. Jesus, however, is the embodied revelation of the Father. He is, as the first verse of John’s gospel puts it, “the Word,” (logos in Greek). But in Greek, logos means more than what we mean by ‘word’. It means meaning, harmony, inner principle… Jesus is all this.