The very teaching of Jesus about his flesh and blood as real food and drink respectively, caused confusion among his followers. The Jews left because they cannot understand eating the flesh of the Son of a wretched carpenter, that’s a very ridiculous response. Even most of his disciples left too.
When he asked his apostles why they are still hanging around, Peter gave the best response. “To whom shall we go, you have the words of eternal life”. In addition to that, he added “we believe and we have come to know that you are the only Son of God”. In his response, we could observe Faith preceding knowledge. Unlike Philip during the feeding of the five thousand men.
Let us learn to approach the Holy Eucharist, never from a purely materialistic point of view because it is a thing of the Spirit. I therefore, introduce us to a book called Bhagavadgita (9:34), a Hindu scripture which is part of an epic, Mharabharata. It says ” fix your mind on Me, be devoted to Me, Adore Me, and make obeisance to Me. Thus uniting yourself to Me and entirely depending on Me. You shall come to Me). This is the type of total self surrender and single minded devotion that the Holy Eucharist deserves and we gather the powers it contains. God bless 🙏 You!