Jesus, bread of life, was not a messiah

08/19/2012 13:51
VATICAN
Pope: Jesus, bread of life, was not a messiah who aspired to an earthly throne
During the Angelus, Benedict XVI explained that Jesus did not seek popularity, that he pushed his disciples to decide, receive him in faith without being shocked about his humanity, joining Him in a deep and personal way. The rediscovery of the Eucharist "expresses all the humility and holiness of God, his becoming small, a piece of the universe to reconcile it fully in love."

Castel Gandolfo (AsiaNews) - "Jesus was not a Messiah who aspired to an earthly throne. He did not seek popularity to conquer Jerusalem. In fact, he wanted to go to the Holy City to share the fate of the prophets, and give his life for God and the people," Benedict XVI said in his reflections ahead of the Angelus prayers before a crowd of pilgrims that had gathered in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace in Castel Gandolfo.
The Pontiff continued today to comment Chapter 6 of the Gospel of John, about the address Jesus made to the synagogue in Capernaum after the multiplication of the loaves and the fish (6:51-58).
"The loaves, broken for thousands of people, were not meant to cause a triumphal march," said the pope. "They foreshadowed the sacrifice on the Cross when Jesus became bread broken for the multitudes, body and blood offered in atonement for the life of the world. Jesus addressed the crowds to break their illusions and, especially, force his disciples to decide. In fact, many of them no longer followed him."
In this address, Benedict XVI explained, "Jesus revealed the meaning of the miracle, that the age of promises had been accomplished. God the Father, who had fed the Israelites in the desert with manna, now had sent Him, the Son, as Bread of eternal life. This bread is his flesh, his life, offered for us in sacrifice. We have to receive him with faith, and not be shocked by his humanity. It is about eating his flesh and drinking his blood (cf John, 6:54) in order to have in oneself the fullness of life."
"It is clear that this address is not a popularity contest. Jesus knows it and intentionally says so. In fact, it is a critical moment, a turning point in his public mission. People, even the disciples, were enthusiastic about him when he carried wonderful deeds. The multiplication of the loaves and fish was a clear revelation of the Messiah, so much so that the crowd sought to carry Jesus in triumph and proclaim king of Israel. That certainly was not what Jesus wanted; in his long address, he dampened people's enthusiasm and provoked dissent. In explaining the imagery of the bread, he said that he was sent to offer his life and that those who wanted to follow him had to join Him in a deep and personal way, participating in his sacrifice of love. This is why Jesus established the Sacrament of the Eucharist at the Last Supper, so that his disciples might carry in themselves his charity, and, like a single body, be united to Him, and extend in the world his mystery of salvation."
"Dear friends," the pope said in concluding, "let us be amazed by Christ's words. He, a kernel of grain dropped in the furrow of history, is the firstling of a new humanity, freed from the corruption of sin and death. We rediscover the beauty of the Sacrament of the Eucharist, which expresses all the humility and holiness of God, his becoming small, a piece of the universe in order to reconcile it fully in love. May the Virgin Mary, who gave the world the Bread of life, teach us to live always in deep union with Him."

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See also
04/10/2011 VATICAN
Christians confused and doubtful about resurrection, says Pope, but Christ breaks down wall of death
11/08/2006 VATICAN
Pope: Christ's unicity decisive even in inter-faith dialogue
02/20/2005 VATICAN
Angelus: the Pope speaks again to the faithful after his illness
09/04/2005 VATICAN – YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST
Pope: Celebrating the Eucharist, learning from John Paul II
01/11/2012 VATICAN
Pope: in the Eucharist, Jesus gives of himself so that our life is not lost

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    [to all muslims country: ie, ex- christian martyr country, if, you do not laicized: quickly? it will be impossible for me:of to be able: to do: avoid the 3rd WW nuclear! but who told you, that, you will go to Heaven? he has deceived to you! no! it was not my Holy, Holy, Holy: Allah] 08/19/2012 PAKISTAN An 11-year-old disabled Christian girl arrested for blasphemy, 300 families flee. by Imran Morris The girl is accused of burning pages from a booklet used to teach Arabic and the Qur'an. Under the Pakistan Penal Code, she could get life in prison. Police saved her from an enraged mob that tried to kill her, but more than 300 families fled their homes fearing more violence. Paul Bhatti calls for calm.
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    [a tutto il paese musulmani: vale a dire, ex-paese martire cristiano, se, non laicizzato: in fretta? sarà impossibile per me: di essere in grado: di fare: evitare il 3 ° WW nucleare! ma chi vi ha detto, che, si andrà in Paradiso? ha ingannato a voi! no! non era il mio Santo, Santo, Santo: Allah]Islamabad (AsiaNews) - For the first time in Pakistan's history, the country's 'black law' has been used against a minor, a disabled 11-year-old Christian girl. Arrested on blasphemy charges, Rimsha Masih, who suffers from Down's syndrome, could get life in prison. Only police intervention saved her from a lynch mob of Muslim extremists. Her case has shocked Islamabad's Christian community, driving hundreds of Christian families from their homes in the girl's neighbourhood fearing possible retaliation. National Harmony Minister Paul Bhatti, a Catholic, has called on Muslim religious leaders to snuff out any source of violence.
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08/19/2012 VATICAN
Pope: Jesus, bread of life, was not a messiah who aspired to an earthly throne
During the Angelus, Benedict XVI explained that Jesus did not seek popularity, that he pushed his disciples to decide, receive him in faith without being shocked about his humanity, joining Him in a deep and personal way. The rediscovery of the Eucharist "expresses all the humility and holiness of God, his becoming small, a piece of the universe to reconcile it fully in love."
Castel Gandolfo (AsiaNews) - "Jesus was not a Messiah who aspired to an earthly throne. He did not seek popularity to conquer Jerusalem. In fact, he wanted to go to the Holy City to share the fate of the prophets, and give his life for God and the people,"...

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