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On the Most Precious Gift of the Holy Eucharist

By Michael Seagriff
3/13/2014 (3 years ago)
Harvesting the Fruits of contemplation (harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/)

He Who is Love is so near and accessible to us and so few care!

God will test us during the course of life with a variety of challenges, all of which are intended to strengthen our belief in and resolve to follow Him. We need to embrace these challenges if we are to grow spiritually and closer to Him.  These challenges and the gift of the Eucharist should be a constant reminder of His love for us and of our obligation to love and trust Him in return.

The Eucharist is such a great Gift because it is the Gift of God Himself!

The Eucharist is such a great Gift because it is the Gift of God Himself!

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By Michael Seagriff
Harvesting the Fruits of contemplation (harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/)
3/13/2014 (3 years ago)

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Keywords: Eucharist, Real Presence, God, Love, Faith, Truth, blood, flesh, belief


CANASTOTA, NY - It is not bread and wine we eat and drink but the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ! We should approach and respond to Him with a mindset and in a fashion deserving of such great a Gift.

It is understandable why so many were repulsed and walked away from Our Lord after He told them that they had to eat His Body and drink His Blood if they wished to have eternal life. Cannibalism was not a concept easily embraced by anyone. Jews weren't even permitted to drink the blood of slaughtered animals.

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Even if one were inclined to do as Jesus commanded, how does one go about eating the flesh and drinking the blood of a living human being? The Apostles had no greater understanding at the time of what Jesus said than those who left Him. But they (save Judas) stayed. When asked if they also would leave Him, Peter replied, 'Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.'

As St. Thomas Aquinas advises, we are to accept in faith whatever Jesus says even when we can not comprehend it, praying that at some time He will give us the understanding we lack. In the meanwhile, we are to live by faith, trusting Him with our eternal well-being.

Jesus would never have conditioned our eternal salvation on an act impossible to perform. He took the elements of a common meal - bread and wine - and changed their substance into His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. He then ordained and empowered His Apostles and their lawful priestly successors to do likewise. Oh, what an unfathomable but glorious mystery!

The Eucharist is such a great Gift because it is the Gift of God Himself!

How heartbreaking it must be to our Beloved Lord that so many never accepted this undeserved and awesome Gift, or no longer participate in It, or don't believe It is His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, or receive Him unworthily.

We and our world would be totally different if we but believed!

He Who is Love is so near and accessible to us and so few care!

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A blog through which I promote zeal for the salvation of souls, awe and amazement for the Holy Eucharist and Eucharistic Adoration, and fidelity to the Truths of our Catholic Faith.


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