Acts 9:31-42 / John 6:60-69
Some creatures are rather revolting by sight. Just think of maggots and leeches and they would probably fit into this category.
But lately, medical science has found out that maggots and leeches can be helpful in treatment.
For eg. maggots have been used in treating sores on diabetic patients and leeches have been used to stop bleeding.
Who would have thought that maggots and leeches would have such useful purposes in life and in medical science?
Likewise in life, what we used to reject or scorn at at an earlier point in life, we will somehow come to accept and sanction later on in life.
When Jesus gave His discourse on bread of life in the gospel, the people rejected Him then.
Now we take that profound discourse for granted and maybe even too lightly.
We might have become too casual to the words of Jesus about the bread of life that He wants to give us.
Yet, the message of Jesus about Him being our spiritual food and drink is not just for this life.
His is the message of eternal life. There is no need to look for another message.
We need to continually deepen our understanding of this message of Jesus.
More than just accepting the message, may we also become the message that will bring others to see in Jesus the bread of eternal life.