Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Body & Blood of Christ

Today we mark a holy day. This day is meant to nourish us. It is meant to nourish and give us food for the journey.

And like the miracle of the loaves and fishes, it is a miracle that extends beyond our wildest imaginings - feeding multitudes, even today. It satisfies every yearning, every hunger - the hunger for grace, for holiness, for God Himself. With the Eucharist, we get all that.

And what began at the table of the Last Supper in the hands of Christ continues today, at our altars.

Look at what God did for us. He loves each and every one of us that He sent his only Son so that we might have the possibility of Heaven, the place where all of us will fit, united as we will be for eternity with our Creator. His only Son suffered and died an unjust and tortuous death to free us from our sins. And before His Son died, He instituted the Eucharist so that each of us might have a foretaste of Heaven every day of our lives.