Thursday, April 26, 2012

Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you?

"From the Eucharist comes strength to live the Christian life and zeal to share that life with others," - Pope John Paul II

Gospel text (Jn 6,44-51):
Jesus said to the crowds:
"No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him,
and I will raise him on the last day.
It is written in the prophets:

They shall all be taught by God.

Everyone who listens to my Father and learns from him comes to me.
Not that anyone has seen the Father
except the one who is from God;
he has seen the Father.
Amen, amen, I say to you,
whoever believes has eternal life.
I am the bread of life.
Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died;
this is the bread that comes down from heaven
so that one may eat it and not die.
I am the living bread that came down from heaven;
whoever eats this bread will live forever;
and the bread that I will give
is my Flesh for the life of the world."

Do you really believe you receive Jesus' body and blood, soul and divinity, when you receive Communion? If so, Holy Communion should be the center of your life. The question then remains, “Is it“?

"All expressions of love, even the highest and the most profound, are verified in the Eucharist. Thus, it is a Love that is crucified, a Love that unites, a Love that adores, a Love that contemplates, a Love that prays, a Love that delightfully satisfies,"

Open your eyes to recognize the risen Christ (Lk 24:30-31). Receive Communion!

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