I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh. John 6:51
This is matzah bread, eaten at Passover, it is known as the bread of affliction. The Old Testament observation of Passover is still celebrated, even by some Christians and Messianic Jews. But when Jesus celebrated the Passover or what we call the Last Supper, He instituted what we now call Communion, having already washed the disciples feet, so they would have a part with Him. He now invited them to sup with Him, the wine represented His blood and the bread represented His body. The wine they used would have been more toward the non-alcoholic side, Jesus turned the water into wine, which represents the Holy Spirit and He is pure even though when He was upon believers at Pentecost, they were accused of intoxication early in the morning. But returning to the living bread of heaven, Jesus, He offered Himself up to the disciples, just as He would be offered up on the cross. For them, for us, as verse says for the world, but you still are required to accept Him as Lord.
He was all the offering of the Old Testament, sin offering, grain offering, drink offering, burnt offering, whatever you can read there, He was it, lamb, dove, He was both offerings. He gave more for us than we ever imagined. He paid for us, redeemed us, our spirits,souls and bodies. He is the afflicted Bread of Heaven, and receiving Communion is a way to maintain health and restore healing. Don’t be afraid to remember His sacrifice at home weekly, daily or as much as you need. Just remember to discern, don;t take it lightly, let His powerful passion explode in your spirit. Healing comes from the inside out. Your salvation, your spirit, the Holy Spirit is in you if you are a believer. He will freely give you the baptism of the Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts, if you ask. He loves you, He desires you well for His glory.
The matzah will often have stripes and piercings, when you receive Communion at Holy Mass or at home, He does call us kings and priests, so it is alright to take it at home, in the hospital where ever, as long as you remember Him, just remember His scourging, now see Him risen, See Him walking beside you cheering you on to vibrant health.