Food For Eternal Life

5 May

Do not work for food that perishes
but for the food that endures for eternal life,
which the Son of Man will give you.   (Jn 6:27a)

Today, our third graders are celebrating their First Communion with their school family.  They will be present at Mass this morning — at which the eighth graders who were recently confirmed will crown the Blessed Virgin Mary statue — and then go to a special breakfast to celebrate their day.

There is good reason for doing so.

Jesus is the Bread of Life and, as He gives us His Body and Blood, He nourishes us on the way to the Kingdom.

If only more people would appreciate such an awesome gift!

“If angels could be jealous of men they would be so for one reason:  Holy Communion.” (St. Maximilian Kolbe)

“Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life. Night and day, He is there. If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist.” (Mother Teresa of Calcutta)

“In this world I cannot see the Most High Son of God with my own eyes, except for His Most Holy Body and Blood.” (St. Francis of Assisi)

“When you have received Him, stir up your heart to do Him homage; speak to Him about your spiritual life, gazing upon Him in your soul where He is present for your happiness; welcome Him as warmly as possible, and behave outwardly in such a way that your actions may give proof to all of His Presence.” (St. Francis de Sales)

FAITH ACTION:  Try to find some time in the next few days to make a visit to a church, sit in front of the tabernacle, and thank Jesus for the great gift of the Eucharist.