Pat and I started our day with morning prayer and wonderful readings for mass today. Philip and the eunuch and continuing on with John 6:44-51 - I am the living bread that came down from heaven, whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I give is my Flesh for the life of the world. Such powerful and forceful and Words of Truth from Jesus to us! They shall all be taught by God. comes to us today from the prophets. We are certainly being taught by God and how can John 6 be interpreted any way but head on? We are to eat His Body and Blood!
I admit that I am not on cloud 9 every time I receive Jesus in The Eucharist. I did find a way to help me focus more at the consecration from an older lady behind me at mass some years back. When the priest holds up the Body and the Blood... I could hear her say these words out loud/ the words of Thomas when he saw the risen Lord..."My Lord and My God." I have adopted this, and it allows me to truly focus on this being Jesus- the risen Jesus!
How I love to read Caryll Houselander's words... they just speak my language and I am always thrilled to see her sharings on the Meditation of the day;
Every day thousands of people receive Holy Communion. Christ who has been sacrificed on the altar is laid in the tomb of our hearts. There is no place where he will not come: prisons, hospitals, schools, camps, ships at sea, cathedrals, and little tin churches; he comes to them all. He comes into the homes of the sick, and the dying, regardless whether they are mansions or slums.
Wow! Christ rules!!!!