Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Gift of the Eucharist

I was able to find God in many places this past week.

The first place I found God was in nature. Acres of trees, plant life, and animals filled Founder's Hollow. There is an open field called Tabor overlooking God’s creations below. There the abundance of God's creation abound. There are ponds abundant with wild life everywhere.

The next place I found God on retreat was in the beautiful night-time stars. I was awestruck with the night sky at Founder's Hollow. It is one of the most beautiful things that I have ever seen!

AThe last place I found God was in the Chapel. The entire atmosphere radiated the presence of God. On the Feast of Pentecost we focused on the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit. And the gift of the Eucharist was truely where I found God. In the words, “THIS IS MY BODY” and “THIS IS MY BLOOD”, ordinary bread and wine were changed into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. Through the Eucharist, we become more like Christ.

On retreat I was able to find God in more places than I could possibly imagine. I know that God is calling me to live a life of holiness. Think about it, God can be anywhere. We just have to find Him and He will lead us.
Contributed by one of our Marianist High School students.