“I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”
The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, ”How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” Jesus said to them, ”Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.”
Jesus instituted the Eucharist at the Last Supper. He gave us the gift of Himself – body, blood, soul and divinity. He not only gave Himself totally for our redemption on the cross, but He continues to nourish us and strengthen us with His very body and blood. It is how He has remained, really, truly, physically present with us for nearly 2,000 years. That’s mind-boggling and totally awesome!
As Catholics, this is what we say that we believe. If we truly believe it, do we prepare ourselves adequately to receive Him? If we truly believe in the Real Presence, then why aren’t their lines to get into Catholic churches and adoration chapels everywhere?