Jesus spoke of Himself as "the bread which comes down from heaven." What did that mean to the Jews who first heard him? And what meaning do those words have for us today in our understanding of the Eucharist?
When is bread more than just bread? In their pilgrimage through the desert, the people of Israel discover that God's care extends beyond meeting their physical needs to a profound and mysterious kind of relationship.
Throughout his public ministry, Jesus displayed divine power in the many miracles he performed. Dr. Pitre uncovers a deeper meaning to many of those miracles—and how they enlighten our understanding of the Eucharist.
Jesus shocked the Jews of his time by offering his own flesh and blood as real food and real drink to gain eternal life. Was he speaking symbolically, as some argue, or did he mean what he said in ways we're still trying to understand?