Gospel of John 6:44-51 Reflection:
In today's gospel Jesus continues the theme of the bread of life and the great promises of Jesus;
"I will raise him up on the last day...They will all be taught by God."
It is Jesus who raises us up; if we stay close to him he shall raise us up. We are back to the theme of baptism, that in Jesus we have died and are risen. We live for ever because Jesus rose first.
Secondly, Jesus says that we shall all be taught by God. Taught what by God?
This does not mean that we shall all be theologians or philosophers.
What we are taught are the truths of God that the Spirit shall reveal in our hearts. This is why ordinary people often know more about the love of God than the theologians.
The secrets of God are his love for us, the certainty that he is Our Father and that we shall be with him
When we are taught that by God, what else do we need to know?