No one can come to me unless he is drawn by the Father who sent me. John 6:44

It has been written in the Prophets : They shall be taught by God. So whoever listens and learns from the Father comes to me. Jesus said such to remind us, ” You did not choose me; it was I who chose you and sent you to go and bear much fruit, fruit that will last. ” (John 15:16).

Jesus is the vine so each of us has to consider how he is joined with him through faith, prayer and keeping his word. Each one has to bear fruit. Jesus does not specify what these fruits should be. Rather, he insists that these fruits should come from the Spirit and bear his proper seal.

All that the Father gives Jesus will come to him and not all those who take pride as believers come to Christ, but only those whom the Father knows. Only those to whom the Father has given this grace will find their way to the controversial and humble Christ. While acknowledging the value of the sacraments and good works, we should not forget what Jesus taught : none of our own efforts can substitute for the grace of being chosen by the Father who calls us to know his Son in truth.

The truth is Jesus acts as living bread in us. When we eat living bread (The body of Christ), this bread actively changes us. Christ transforms us; gives his life to us and unites us with is life : whoever eats me, will have life in me.

The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.