Commentary on the Gospel of
Unlike John the Baptist, whose diet was “wild honey and locusts,” Jesus seems to have eaten normal meals and to have enjoyed feasts and celebrations. In common with Old Testament custom he often used images of food and drink and feasting to describe the Kingdom of God. He taught the disciples to pray, among other things, for their daily bread. Above all, the occasion on which he is present for all time to disciples of every generation is a shared meal, the Eucharist.