The end of Jesus’ teaching on the Bread of Life brings us straight to the gift of the Eucharist. St. John does not record the words of Christ at the Last Supper, but we may suppose that this part of the teaching was given at the Last Supper. St. John includes it as part of the discourse given in Capharnaum undoubtedly to help us connect the two events. Jesus began teaching about a real gift of food he was to give his disciples before his passion. Food is certainly something that “dies” in order to give life to the one who destroys it. Christ offers Himself to be destroyed, “chewed up,” consumed by those who believe in Him, that their hearts may be resurrected into His own Living Flesh. Eating the Eucharistic Bread with faith causes a transformation of our flesh, most especially the flesh of our heart.