Year B- 20th Sunday in ordinary time
51 I am the living bread, which came down from heaven.
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusI am the celestial food that has come down from heaven to feed the spiritual body - the soul. I have come to the world to offer my flesh as food and my blood as drink, a concept that the human mind associates cannibalism. This new teaching created confusion among those who heard me for the first time and doubted my holy word; this is the reason why many of my followers decided to reject me.
I, the Word of God, by the work of the Holy Spirit, became flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary; this in itself is a great miracle of God, then I offered myself as food for the soul, that guarantees the resurrection and eternal life, this is the greatest miracle that I performed and that I continue performing. After that, I submitted myself to death on the cross as a sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins, thus fulfilling my mission as Saviour in order to liberate the human race.
Using my authority as God, I consecrated my body as food and my blood as drink, when I instituted the Sacrament of Thanksgiving - the Eucharist. I stated, with my power as the Word of God, that I am the bread of Life, that this bread is my body and that my flesh is true food; that the consecrated wine is my blood which is true drink, and that by doing this in memory of me, when you eat and drink of me, you are feeding your souls for everlasting life.
I said this several times, not because my Word needs to be repeated to be accomplished, but because you are very hard of heart to understand and because I wanted to leave this totally clear, since the banquette sent from heaven for the salvation of humanity had a very high price which was my death on the cross, with which I completed my redemptive mission.
Physical food is necessary to sustain the physical body. I came to emphasize the existence of the soul, and to provide the food for its existence. God created the universe and sustains it with His Love through the power of the Holy Spirit. God created man with a pure spirit in Paradise, but sin tainted it and caused death, for this reason I have come to offer everlasting life, by the forgiveness of sins and by my offering as food for the life of the soul.
He who eats my flesh and drinks by blood will live forever. I will resurrect him on the last day and He will participate in the joy of my Kingdom.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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