This morning at Mass as I heard the words, “This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,” I was reminded that we are looking upon the very same Jesus who suffered for us, who died and rose again, leaving us His physical presence in the Eucharist. If He were to come back to us in bodily form and we could see and hear Him speak at some large venue, how many would flock, as they do to some rock musician?
If so many believe as they profess to, why are not our churches overflowing? His Gift to us is free and as we get closer to Holy Week, we should consider taking advantage of this miracle to us in our daily life, and not wait til the Resurrection!
Reflecting upon the Lord’s Supper, Pope Benedict XVI wrote: “At the Last Supper, Jesus entrusts to His disciples the sacrament which makes present His self-sacrifice for the salvation of us all, in obedience to the Father’s will.”
We cannot receive His Body and Blood without being changed if we are open in the deepest recesses of our heart, to this great Sacrifice.