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Feeding on Jesus
Originally published in the February 15, 1891 issue of the Christian Science Series (Vol. 2, No. 20)
Then said Jesus unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. John vi. 53-55.
Jesus had been feeding the multitude, in what was considered a very marvellous and easy manner. Holding in thought a human life dependent upon material food, looking for nothing higher than that which was manifest to the senses, many followed him either to receive that which was supposed to constitute life, or to learn the way in which such ease could be brought about: others, as the sequel shows, followed him because, through or back of this visible expression, they caught glimpses of something higher. Jesus, detecting all these phases of thought, begins his teaching upon the lowest plane and works upward, in order to reach all. This object is made apparent in the thirty-ninth verse of the same chapter: “And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.”
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