Jesus said: “I am the bread of life.” In other words, Jesus is the essential without which real life can neither begin or go on. Scripture scholars also think of “bread” in this verse as primarily a figurative reference to Jesus’ revelation and/or teachings. This passage also opens out to us the stages of the Christian life. In it Jesus speaks of those who come to him, and whom God gives him. Who is Jesus to us? Is he really the bread of our life? Is our whole life centered around him? Do we still have other hungers which dispel the taste for the bread of life? What is the source of our spiritual nourishment?