John’s Gospel is the only one of the Gospels which does not include an “Institution” narrative, that is, the account of Jesus instituting the Eucharist at the Last Supper. Scholars think that this passage in chapter 6 is John’s equivalent. In this story, Jesus feeds the people and goes on to describe himself as the bread of life and says things which must have scandalized his original hearers, such as, “he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life”. We now have a deep sense that Jesus here is talking about the way that we feed on him spiritually in the Eucharist. Of course, we are not able to be fed spiritually in that way at the moment. But that does not mean that we can not be fed spiritually at this time. What are the ways that, in our present context, we can still have our spiritual appetites satisfied?