Vatican City, Aug 23, 2015 / 09:21 am
Those who turn away from the "uncomfortable" teaching on Jesus being the Bread of Life, Pope Francis said during his weekly Sunday Angelus address, do so not because of a lack of understanding, but a lack of faith.
"The true cause of misunderstanding (Jesus') words is a lack of faith," the pontiff stressed, speaking ahead of the Angelus from the papal palace to the crowds in St. Peter's Square.
"All that we have in the world does not satiate our hunger of the infinite. We need Jesus, to be with him, to be nourished at his table, with his words of eternal life! To believe in Jesus means to put him at the center, the sense of our life."
Pope Francis centered his Aug. 23 address on the day's Gospel from John, in which Jesus pronounces himself to be the Bread of Life.