This is from my DRB John 6:51-58
51I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever; and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, for the life of the world.
52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
53 Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say unto you: Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you.
54 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day.
55 For my flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed.
56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, abideth in me, and I in him.
57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father; so he that eateth me, the same also shall live by me.
58 This is the bread that came down from heaven. Not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead. He that eateth this bread, shall live for ever.
He said it three times, “eat my flesh and drink my blood.” My non-Catholic wife says that Jesus was talking about symbolism here. His followers ran from him saying, “this is hard, and who can hear it?” Jesus knew what was in their hearts. He could have ran after them saying that He was only talking symbolism, but he didn’t. He let them go. I believe our Lords words. I don’t worry about cannibalism. Lord Jesus I trust in You. :signofcross: