The narrative this week serves as a wonderful opening because God is asking us a really important question: “Will you give everything up to Me?”
In the following weeks, the Gospels will build up to the climax of Jesus offering Himself in the form of bread of Life for the world (the end of John 6).
What a wonderful end to the chapter and what a beautiful lesson on love: because Jesus models for us the way we should be responding to the people around us and to our Father in Heaven. He knows that we don’t know how to respond to the question set out in the beginning of this chapter and He knows that we don’t know how to love.
So He shows us (by way of His life and sacrifice in the Eucharist) that we must give everything we have — every fiber of our Being. In this way, John bookends the chapter beautifully with an initial question and an answer that God Himself provides.
The real call to Christian discipleship is this. Can we offer everything to God just like how God has given up His life for us?
Originally posted at Catholic Rambles.